COSMOS, the Emmy and Peabody award-winning series with Carl Sagan
Review by Jeff Shannon (Amazon.ca):
"In the course of 13 fascinating hours, Cosmos spans its own galaxy of topics to serve Sagan's theme, each segment deepening our understanding of how we got from there (simple microbes in the primordial mud) to here (space-faring civilization in the 21st century). In his "ship of the imagination," Sagan guides us to the farthest reaches of space and takes us back into the history of scientific inquiry, from the ancient library of Alexandria to the NASA probes of our neighboring planets. Upon this vast canvas Sagan presents the "cosmic calendar," placing the 15-billion-year history of the universe into an accessible one-year framework, then filling it with a stunning chronology of events, both interstellar and earthbound." I found Sagan's genuine love of science inspirational. His interviews with leading astronomers, tours of their observatories ,equipment, and research results facsinating. A good way to fend off cabin fever in winters in MN.
1. The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean
2. One Voice In The Cosmic Fugue
3. The Harmony Of The Worlds
4. Heaven And Hell
5. Blues For A Red Planet
6. Travellers' Tales
7. The Backbone Of Night
8. Travels In Space And Time
9. The Lives Of The Stars
10. The Edge Of Forever
11. The Persistence Of Memory
12. Encyclopedia Galactica
13. Who Speaks For Earth?
This hansome boxed-set contains the complete collection of 7 VHS tapes plus Sagan's book (Cosmos) was published by Turner Home Entertainment. They have been viewed three times. They are in excellent condition, as is the book. Price: $75 OBO plus s/h.