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Sagan, Carl 1934-1996

Works: 753 works in 2,391 publications in 23 languages and 68,128 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Fiction  Biography  Conference proceedings  Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Miscellanea  History  Science fiction films 
Subject Headings: Astronomers 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Commentator, Contributor, Creator, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Other, Director, Speaker, Interviewee, Conceptor, Narrator, Compiler, Production personnel
Classifications: BF431, 520
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Most widely held works about Carl Sagan
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Most widely held works by Carl Sagan
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Book )
106 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 5,911 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 )
63 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 4,742 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 )
120 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,905 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 )
64 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science as a candle in the dark
Comet by Carl Sagan( Book )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,571 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 )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 3,229 WorldCat member 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
Broca's brain : reflections on the romance of science by Carl Sagan( Book )
29 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explorers various aspects of several fields of science and examines the role of the intellect in scientific achievement
Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space by Carl Sagan( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Author suggests that the survival of the human race depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds
Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are by Carl Sagan( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,819 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
The cosmic connection; an extraterrestrial perspective by Carl Sagan( Book )
79 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 2,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses practical applications of astronomy, various aspects of our solar system, and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence
Carl Sagan : a life by Keay Davidson( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,706 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
Cosmos a personal journey by Carl Sagan( Visual )
59 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complete guide for the layman to modern thinking in all areas of astromony and cosmology
Planets by Carl Sagan( Book )
30 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and German and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A path where no man thought : nuclear winter and the end of the arms race by Carl Sagan( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,482 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 5 languages and held by 1,462 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 )
29 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
UFO's--a scientific debate by Carl Sagan( Book )
22 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mars and the mind of man ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communication with extraterrestrial intelligence (CETI) by Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory Conference on CETI( Book )
12 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Worlds around the sun by Lee Edson( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the intelligent laymen
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Sagan, C.
Sagan, C. 1934-1996
Sagan, Carl
Sagan, Carl Edward 1934-1996
Sagan, K.
סגן, קרל 1934-1996
סיגן, קרל
ساغان، كارل، 1934-1996
كارل ساجان، 1934-1996
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
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