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Harmony of the Worlds

   1980    Science
Beginning with the separation of the fuzzy thinking and pious fraud of astrology from the careful observations of astronomy, Sagan follows the development of astronomical observation. Beginning with constellations and ceremonial calendars (such as those of the Anasazi), the story moves to the debate between Earth and Sun-centered models: Ptolemy and the geocentric worldview, Copernicus' theory, the data-gathering of Tycho Brahe, and the achievements of Johannes Kepler (Kepler's laws of planetary motion and the first science-fiction novel).
Series: Cosmos

Caesarion

       History
In Egypt, Caesar rebukes the advisers of the boy king, Ptolemy XIII, for their presumption in eliminating Pompey and demands the man who killed him. Caesar decides to intervene in the dispute between Ptolemy and his sister-wife, Cleopatra, to ensure both Rome's grain supply and his own access to Egypt's treasure.
Antony, in an unusual show of prudence, advises against this with only half a legion in Alexandria and Cato and Scipio still at large in Africa. In Rome, Brutus gets a chilly reception from Servilia when he returns home from Greece.
Series: Rome

Long Way Up
Long Way Up

   2020    Culture
Reel Rock
Reel Rock

   2014    Culture
The Incredible Human Journey
The Incredible Human Journey

   2009    History
The Men Who Built America
The Men Who Built America

   2012    History
The Sound and the Fury
The Sound and the Fury

   2013    Art
The Last Dance
The Last Dance

   2020    Culture
Prehistoric America
Prehistoric America

   2003    Nature
The Brain with David Eagleman
The Brain with David Eagleman

   2015    Medicine