Joel Primack and his wife Nancy do a great job of showing Cosmology in its present form, emphasizing that it is more optimistic than it's ever been. There is a good discussion of Egyptian cosmology involving Nun, Nut, Isis/Sirius, Osiris/Orion, the annual floods, and the birth of geometry. They also discuss cosmic inflation, eternal inflation, the ouroboros, dark matter, dark energy, element evolution, life evolution, human evolution, the cosmiic horizon, benevolent chaos, and angular momentum's counterbalancing of thermodynamic rundown. Their main point is that mankind appears to have an incredibly central place in it all. A big takeaway for me was their revelation of conceptual mistakes based on an ignorance of the importance of scale. To wit, just as a universe is not like a galaxy and a galaxy is not like a solar system, so too humanity is not like a nation, a nation is not like a family, and a family is not like a person. Ignoring scale is ignoring reality, and leads to all sorts of problems. But the biggest was this: the fundamental behavior of the universe has been to grow in complexity.