"Cosmos: Possible Worlds travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future where probes travel by light beams to distant stars, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream toward an unimaginable time ahead."-- Provided by publisher.
Companion text to television series of same title.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson -- Prologue -- Ladder to the stars -- Oh, Mighty King -- Lost city of life -- Vavilov -- The cosmic connectome -- The man of a trillion worlds -- The search for intelligent life on earth -- The sacrifice of Cassini -- Magic without lies -- A tale of two atoms -- The fleeting grace of the habitable zone -- Coming of age in the Anthropocene -- A possible world.