Sagan, Carl 1934-1996
Most widely held works about Carl Sagan
Most widely held works by Carl Sagan
Cosmos by Carl Sagan ( Book )
166 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 19 languages and held by 4,820 libraries worldwide
This book is about science in its broadest human context, how science and civilization grew up together. It is the story of our long journey of discovery and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science, including Democritus, Hypatia, Kepler, Newton, Huygens, Champollion, Lowell and Humason. The book also explores spacecraft missions of discovery of the nearby planets, the research in the Library of ancient Alexandria, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the origin of life, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies and the origins of matter, suns and worlds. The author retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into life and consciousness, enabling the cosmos to wonder about itself. He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere and how we might communicate with the beings of other worlds.
Contact : a novel by Carl Sagan ( Book )
107 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 4,039 libraries worldwide
Beautiful astrophysicist Rebecca Blake deciphers long-awaited signals from space, persuades world leaders to construct a machine that many consider a Trojan Horse, and journeys into space for an epochal encounter.
The dragons of Eden : speculations on the evolution of human intelligence by Carl Sagan ( Book )
59 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 13 languages and held by 3,516 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of human evolution and discusses human and animal intelligence, the mechanisms of the brain, memory, sleep, myths and legends about evolution, and the possibility of intelligent extraterrestial life.
Comet by Carl Sagan ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 3,393 libraries worldwide
Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them.
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 3,213 libraries worldwide
Science as a candle in the dark.
Broca's brain : reflections on the romance of science by Carl Sagan ( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 2,962 libraries worldwide
Explorers various aspects of several fields of science and examines the role of the intellect in scientific achievement.
Billions and billions : thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millennium by Carl Sagan ( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 8 languages and held by 2,911 libraries worldwide
In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader. In Billions and Billions Sagan applies what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday life as well as to the exploration of many essential questions concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide in subject matter, he takes his readers on a soaring journey, from the.
Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are by Carl Sagan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 2,675 libraries worldwide
World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.
Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space by Carl Sagan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 2,671 libraries worldwide
Author suggests that the survival of the human race depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds.
Carl Sagan : a life by Keay Davidson ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,439 libraries worldwide
"Carl Sagan was one of the most celebrated scientists of his time - the leading visionary of the Space Age. He was also a highly controversial figure who inspired wildly opposed opinions. His enthusiasm and eloquence about the wonders of space, the marvels of the human brain, and the mysteries of life captured the imagination of millions. Yet one scientist was so enraged by Sagan's scientific pronouncements that he compared him to the Black Plague, and William F. Buckley, Jr. likened him to circus huckster P.T. Barnum." "Sagan's life was both an intellectual feast and an emotional roller coaster. Whether he was searching for life on Mars or visiting Timothy Leary in prison, prophesying exciting scientific discoveries or getting arrested for protesting nuclear weapons, debating the existence of UFOs or advocating the creative benefits of smoking marijuana, Carl Sagan was a fascinating, charismatic, and complex man full of contradictions." "His TV series Cosmos awed hundreds of millions around the world, and his bestseller The Dragons of Eden won the Pulitzer Prize. Yet the value of his scientific work was often called into question. His Ph. D. dissertation narrowly escaped rejection, he was denied tenure at Harvard, and in the twilight of his life, he was denied membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences." "In this insightful and evenhanded biography, science journalist Keay Davidson reveals for the first time the man behind the famous image - the storm of contradictions and passions that animated this enigmatic and entrancing man who remained, at heart, the five-year-old Brooklyn boy who looked up at the stars and asked: What are they?"--Jacket.
The cosmic connection; an extraterrestrial perspective by Carl Sagan ( Book )
40 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,393 libraries worldwide
Discusses practical applications of astronomy, various aspects of our solar system, and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence.
A path where no man thought : nuclear winter and the end of the arms race by Carl Sagan ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,581 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theory of nuclear winter, its predicted consequences, and what can be done to prevent a war.
Planets by Carl Sagan ( Book )
25 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 1,533 libraries worldwide
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Murmurs of Earth : the Voyager interstellar record ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Polish and held by 1,440 libraries worldwide
Preface: On August 20th and September 5th, 1977, two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. After what promises to be a detailed and thoroughly dramatic exploration of the outer solar system from Jupiter to Uranus between 1979 and 1986, these space vehicles will slowly leave the solar systems - emissaries of the Earth to the realm of the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft is a gold-coated copper phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contains 118 photographs of our planet, ourselves and our civilization; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; and evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages (and one whale language), including salutations from the President of the United States and the Secretary General of the United Nations. This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why we did it, how we selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains.
The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God by Carl Sagan ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,402 libraries worldwide
Sagan sets down his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science and describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. In 1985, Sagan was invited to give the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland on the grand occasion of the lectureship's centennial. The result is this delightfully intimate discussion of his views on topics ranging from the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets to the danger of nuclear annihilation of our own, on creationism and so-called intelligent design to a new concept of science as "informed worship" to manic depression and the possible chemical nature of transcendence. In his trademark clear and down-to-earth voice, the late astronomer and astrophysicist illuminates his conversation with examples from cosmology, physics, philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural anthropology, mythology, theology, and more.--From publisher description.
Intelligent life in the universe by I. S Shklovskiĭ ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
UFO's--a scientific debate ( Book )
15 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI) by Soviet-American Conference on the Problems of Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence ( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 911 libraries worldwide
Worlds around the sun by Lee Edson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
For the intelligent laymen.
Cosmos ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe.
Astronomers Astronomy Biography Brain Broca, Paul,--1824-1880 Comets Conference proceedings Cosmology Drama Evolution (Biology) Exploration of outer space Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Genetic psychology Human-alien encounters Intellect Interstellar communication Interviews Juvenile works Life on other planets Life--Origin Literacy Natural theology Novelists, American Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects Nuclear winter Outer space Planets Popular works Radio astronomy Religion Religion and science Sagan, Carl,--1934-1996 Science Science and civilization Science fiction Science fiction--Authorship Science fiction films Science--Methodology Science news Science--Social aspects Science--Study and teaching Solar system--Halley's comet Space sciences Unidentified flying objects United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyager Project Women scientists
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Sagan, Carl Edward 1934-1996
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