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Sagan, Carl 1934-1996

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Works: 750 works in 2,449 publications in 32 languages and 68,335 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Fiction  History  Conference proceedings  Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Interviews  Miscellanea  Science fiction films 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Commentator, Narrator, Director, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Speaker, Other, Conceptor, Compiler, Production personnel
Classifications: BF431, 520
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Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Book )

161 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 22 languages and held by 6,024 WorldCat member 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 )

133 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 21 languages and held by 4,916 WorldCat member 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 )

125 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,874 WorldCat member 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
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan( Book )

90 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science as a candle in the dark
Comet by Carl Sagan( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them
Billions and billions : thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millennium by Carl Sagan( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 3,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

invention of chess to the possibility of life on Mars, from Monday Night Football to the relationship between the United States and Russia, from global warming to the abortion debate. And, on a more intimate note, we are given a rare glimpse of the author himself as he movingly describes his valiant fight for his life, his love for his family, and his personal beliefs about death and God
Broca's brain : reflections on the romance of science by Carl Sagan( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorers various aspects of several fields of science and examines the role of the intellect in scientific achievement
Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are by Carl Sagan( Book )

37 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,804 WorldCat member 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 2011 in English and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author suggests that the survival of the human race depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds
The cosmic connection; an extraterrestrial perspective by Carl Sagan( Book )

81 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses practical applications of astronomy, various aspects of our solar system, and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence
Cosmos a personal journey by Carl Sagan( Visual )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guide for the layman to modern thinking in all areas of astronomy and cosmology
Carl Sagan : a life by Keay Davidson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member 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
Planets by Carl Sagan( Book )

60 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in 7 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A path where no man thought : nuclear winter and the end of the arms race by Carl Sagan( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theory of nuclear winter, its predicted consequences, and what can be done to prevent a war
Murmurs of Earth : the Voyager interstellar record by Carl Sagan( Book )

30 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,433 WorldCat member 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
Intelligent life in the universe by I. S Shklovskiĭ( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UFO's--a scientific debate by Carl Sagan( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars and the mind of man( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI) by Carl Sagan( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds around the sun by Lee Edson( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the intelligent laymen
 
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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator

Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science presenter

Carl Sagan Amerikaans auteur

Carl Sagan amerikai csillagsz, planetolgus, asztrobiolgus, ismeretterjesztő

Carl Sagan amerikansk vitenskapsmann

Carl Sagan astrofsico, cosmlogo y divulgador cientfico estadounidense

Carl Sagan Astrofizician american, cosmolog, autor și știință educator

Carl Sagan astronom amerykański, popularyzator muzyki

Carl Sagan astronomo e scrittore statunitense

Carl Sagan scientifique et astronome amricain

Carl Sagan US-amerikanischer Naturwissenschaftler und Fernsehmoderator

Carl Sagan yhdysvaltalainen luonnontieteilij ja tieteen kansantajuistaja

Carolus Sagan

Karl Saqan

Karlas Saganas

Karls Sagans

Sagan, C.

Sagan, C. 1934-1996

Sagan, Carl

Sagan, Carl Edward 1934-1996

Sagan, K.

Καρλ Σαγκάν

Карл Саган американский астроном, астрофизик и популяризатор науки

Карл Саган американський астроном і науковець

Карл Саган амерыканскі астраном, астрафізік і папулярызатар навукі

Карл Сейгън

Карл Сејган

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סגן, קרל 1934-1996

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ساغان، كارل، 1934-1996

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كارل ساجان، 1934-1996

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칼 세이건

カール・セーガン アメリカの天文学者、作家、SF作家

サガン, カール

セイガン, カール

セーガン, C

セーガン, カール

卡爾薩根

卡尔萨根 美国天文学家、天体化学家、科幻作家和科普作家

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Contact : a novelThe dragons of Eden : speculations on the evolution of human intelligenceThe demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the darkCometBillions and billions : thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millenniumBroca's brain : reflections on the romance of scienceShadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we arePale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space