HCohen schreef op 25 mei 2021 17:28:
Ik neem een risico hier want misschien spreekt het onderwerp je totaal niet aan, maar ik heb hier(in het verleden) van genoten en ergens is het actueel(US);Cosmos
Cosmos is primarily focused on explaining important aspects of astronomy, space, time, physics and potential alien life. While explaining each topic, Sagan also explores the history of science, and how it has evolved over millennia from simple thought exercises and crude experiments, to modern science.
The book is divided into 13 chapters:
Chapter 1 is all about the Universe and our place in it, the size of it all, Earth’s age, dark energy and dark matter and how astronomy evolved over the years.
Chapter 2 explores how life started and subsequently evolved.
Chapter 3 focuses around the search for other forms of intelligent life, and when mankind first started to seriously consider this question.
Chapters 4 and 5 cover Venus and Mars, respectively.
Chapter 6 talks about human efforts to explore space, starting from Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens all the way to the Voyager probes.
Chapter 7 is all about the Ancient Greeks and their scientific achievements in astronomy.
Chapter 8 discusses light, its amazing properties and how it fits in general relativity.
Chapter 9 focuses around the death of the Sun, other types of stars, nebulas and supernovas.
Chapter 10 – the early universe and quasars.
Chapter 11 – DNA, cell replication and the basics of evolution.
Chapter 12 asks the question of whether or not mankind is alone in the Universe.
Finally, Chapter 13 is devoted to humanity, the fate of knowledge and whether we can make it as a species.