The Backbone of Night By Carl Sagan
Another masterpiece by Carl Sagan. This time he discusses cosmology through the ages up to the present time. The excerpts are taken from the episode of ‘Cosmos’, The Backbone of Night. Lookout for the images of the futuristic spacecraft towards the end!
Carl Sagan was perhaps the world’s greatest popularizer of science, reaching millions of people through television and the printed media. He is well-known for his work on the tv series Cosmos which was seen by more than 500 million people in 60 countries. The book that accompanied the series, Cosmos (1980), was on The New York Times bestseller list for 70 weeks and was the best-selling science book ever published in English.