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The Human Cosmos Reviews

The Human Cosmos by Jo Marchant

The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars

Jo Marchant

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1 review

Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 3 Sep 2020
ISBN: 9781786894038

A journey through the history of science and man's relationship with the night sky and the cosmos beyond, from the author of Royal Society Prize-shortlisted Cure

4 stars out of 5
Katy Guest
4 Dec 2020

"From Palaeolithic paintings to astrophysics … a glittering history takes in explorers, aliens and a world vanishing from view"

She analyses new research about circadian rhythms, weighs up the possibility of extraterrestrial life (and the meaning of “life” itself) and even talks to a psychologist who studies “awe”, to argue that human experience and the science of the universe should get reacquainted, urgently. It’s an inspiring and persuasive argument. If humanity is in the gutter, at least some of us could be looking at the stars.