The Resource Cosmos, (videorecording)

Cosmos, (videorecording)

Label
Cosmos
Title
Cosmos
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
  • Host Carl Sagan takes viewers to the edge of the universe aboard the spaceship of the imagination in this 13-part series. Through beautiful special effects, viewers witness quasars, exploding galaxies, star clusters, supernovas, and pulsars. Returning to the solar system, viewers enter an astonishing recreation of the Alexandrian Library, seat of learning on Earth 2000 years ago
  • In episode 2, Dr. Carl Sagan's cosmic calendar makes the 15-billion year history of the universe understandable and frames the origin of the Earth and the evolution of life from microbes to humans. An understanding of how life developed on Earth enables imaginative speculations on what forms life might take elsewhere in the cosmos. Episode 3 includes a historical re-creation of the life of Johannes Kepler -- the last scientific astrologer, the first modern astronomer, and the author of the first science fiction novel. Kepler provided the insight into how the moon and the planets move in their orbits and ultimately how to journey to them
  • Episode 4 features a descent through the hellish atmosphere of Venus to explore its broiling surface, serving as a warning for our world about the possible consequences of the increasing greenhouse effect. Then Dr. Sagan leads viewers on a tour of the Solar System to see how other heavenly bodies have suffered various cosmic catastrophes. Episode 5 asks "Is there life on Mars?" Dr. Sagan takes viewers on a never-before-seen look at the red planet through the eyes of science fiction authors and then through the unblinking eyes of two Viking spacecrafts that have sent thousands of pictures of the stunning Martian landscape back to Earth since 1976
  • Episode 6 shows the exhilaration of the 17th Century Dutch explorers who ventured in sailing ships halfway around our planet in their quest for wealth and knowledge and compares that to the excitement of Voyager's expeditions to Jupiter and Saturn. The newly acquired treasures of our present golden age of exploration are the focus of this episode. Episode 7 tells how humans once thought the stars were campfires in the sky and the Milky Way "The Backbone of the Night." In this fascinating segment, Dr. Carl Sagan takes viewers back to ancient Greece when the right answer to such a basic question as "What are the stars?" was first glimpsed. He visits the Brooklyn elementary school of his childhood where this same question is still being asked
Cataloging source
UPM
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
520
Language note
  • Closed captioned
  • Subtitles available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese or English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
QB44.2
LC item number
C834 2000
PerformerNote
Narrated by Carl Sagan
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Cosmos, (videorecording)
Label
Cosmos, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the 1989 television series: Cosmos
  • Includes bonus material
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Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
disc 1. I. The shores of the cosmic ocean -- disc 2. II. One voice in the cosmic fugue ; III. The harmony of the worlds -- disc 3. IV. Heaven and hell ; V. Blues for a red planet -- disc 4. VI. Travellers' tales ; VII. The backbone of night -- disc 5. VIII. Travels in space and time ; IX. The lives of the stars -- disc 6. X. The edge of forever ; XI. The persistence of memory -- disc 7. XII. Encyclopaedia galactica ; XIII. Who speaks for earth?
Control code
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
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Edition
7-disc collector's edition.
Extent
7 videodiscs
Isbn
9780970351111
Isbn Type
(set)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 804387101097
  • 0970351119
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
CDVD1010
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a485995
  • (OCoLC)55713526
  • (CaAE) a485995
Video recording format
laserdisc

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