Cosmos - Carl Sagan:
If there is anything my astronomical courses have taught me is that the more we discover about our universe, the more we find out that the human species is just extremely insignificant. The man himself even stated that " in a cosmic perspective, most human concerns are of little significance...even petty."
With that being said, Caral Sagan begins with an insightful introductory about where we fit in the grand scheme of things and discusses past astronomical discoveries about our nearest cosmic neighbors. He then places great emphasis on the exotic and bizzare, asking the reader, "are we alone in the universe?"
We, the inhabitants of the earth have been mystified by the secrets of the cosmos. For centuries we have scanned the skies, in search for a new mapping of the heavens and finally, we have reached the last, final frontier.
I recomend this book to anyone who wishes to expand their cosmic horizons. A +