Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cosmos: A Review
Author: Carl Sagan
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Carl Sagan is unquestionably one of the brilliant minds to have ever lived on this earth. Cosmos is a very popular book in the so-called nerd fraternity, and many of my friends encouraged me to read this. And being a fan of the author's work I finally decided to read this. Cosmos lived up to every expectation and more. It is a delight to read.
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
Carl Sagan with his elegant and fluid writing explains the various virtues of space and of our existence in a manner that is comprehensible and exciting. The book is written in a manner as if the author is talking to the reader over tea, like narrating a story. Also while reading this book one really is humbled by the depth of the author's knowledge and far sight. Dr. Sagan's vision is based on his encore knowledge and deep understanding of the cosmos, and makes for an enthralling read.
Thus to sum up I would say that if one wants to begin reading non-fiction especially astronomy then this can be a great book for you.
Posted by Felicia at 5:18 AM