Cosmos is one of my all time favorites. It’s very insightful in the realm of popular science. Carl Sagan does an amazing job to create a world of scientifically literate individuals throughout our society. Cosmos covers everything from Copernicus to AstroBiology to distance of stars and galaxies. This book is an immensely interesting read for anyone interested in science or curious to learn more about our planet and the universe.
It would be hard to write a summary because this book contains so much information on so many different topics that a summary of 5,000 words wouldn’t even begin to cover what all is in this book.
Cosmos is slightly outdated. The majority of the information in this book contains well known facts and theories in the realm of science, but as we all know. We’re discovering new information everyday that Carl Sagan didn’t know when he wrote this book.
This book is for anyone yearning to become more literate in science, more specifically: biology, astrobiology, physics, mathematics, astronomy, astrophysics and much, much more. There’s no doubt that you will be a smarter individual when you get done reading this book.
The only problem with this book is that, at times it gets bland and boring. I’ll come across pages/chapters when it feels like I’m just reading an encyclopedia. Fact after fact after fact, but at other times it’s immensely interesting. If you’re ready to persevere through the boring pages then this book will add immense value to your life. Or you could just skip a few pages here and there to make it more interesting.
Overall, I would recommend this book to everyone with a curiosity for the world around us.