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Druyan, Ann 1949-

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Most widely held works by Ann Druyan
Comet by Carl Sagan( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them
Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are by Carl Sagan( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 2,798 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 demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic
The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God by Carl Sagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member 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
Contact by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astronomer discovers a signal from another planet and is chosen to go into space on a new spaceship and find its source
The city dark( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. He poses a deceptively simple question, 'What do we lose, when we lose the night?"--Distributor
Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey by Carl Sagan( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how humans discovered the laws of nature and found the coordinates in space and time
The nature of existence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Roger Nygard (Trekkies) takes on The nature of existence, roaming the globe to interview spiritual leaders, scientists, and artists who have influenced, inspired, or freaked out humanity
Great speeches : words that made history( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A great speech has the power to define the times, to inspire, to stir and to motivate. This collection of ancient and modern speeches includes the words of activists, politicians, philosophers and scores of others who have borne witness to significant moments from the first century to the twenty-first. Many have themselves made history. They include: Mahatma Gandhi, Oliver Cromwell, Kevin Rudd, Inga Clendinnen, Daniel Mannix, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oericles, Thomas Jefferson, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Arundhati Roy, the 9th Earl Spencer, Elanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Colin Powell, and the Dalai Lama. Great Speeches will make a great addition to every home and library shelf."--Publisher description
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 12: Are there alien intelligences? Can we communicate with them? The answers to these questions take the viewer to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the spaceship of the imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. Part 13: Retraces the 15 billion year journey from the Big Band to the present. The tragic story of the martyrdom of Hypatia, the woman scientist of ancient Alexandria, is told. Concludes with Dr. Sagan arguing that our responsibility to avoid nuclear war and ensure the survival of the human race is owned not just to ourselves, but also to the Cosmos from which we spring
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 8: A voyage to see how star patterns change over millions of years is followed by a journey to the planets of other stars, and a look at the possibility of time travel-- which takes the viewer to Italy, where the youthful Einstein first wondered what it would be like to ride on a beam of light. Part 9: Using computer animation, shows how stars are born, live and die and sometimes collapse to form black holes. Viewers then journey to the future to witness "the last perfect day on Earth," 5 billion years from now when the sun will engulf the earth
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 4: This segment descends through the hellish atmosphere of Venus to explore its broiling surface. Then takes a tour of the Solar System to see how other heavenly bodies have suffered from various cosmic catastrophies. Part 5: Takes viewers on a trip to Mars through the eyes of science fiction authors and then through photographs from two Viking spacecrafts that have sent thousands of pictures back to Earth since 1976
A famous broken heart : a fantasy novel by Ann Druyan( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La diversidad de la ciencia : una visión personal de la búsqueda de Dios by Carl Sagan( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan's Cosmos( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmos is all that is, ever was, or ever will be... we are, all of us, made of star stuff. Cosmos tells the fascinating story of how nearly fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transformed matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this amazing 13-hour series, now digitally remastered. With topics including the origins of life, the search for extra-terrestrial life, the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, this is a fascinating insight into humanity and the universe
Cosmos. a personal journey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guie for the layman to modern thinking in all areas of astronomy and cosmology
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The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark
Alternative Names
Ann Druyan activista, escritora y productora estadounidense

Ann Druyan Amerikaans schrijfster

Ann Druyan Amerikaans schrijver

Ann Druyan giornalista e scrittrice statunitense

Ann Druyan US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Produzentin

Druyan, Ann

Sagan, Ann

Друян, Энн

Енн Друян

Էն Դրույան

ان درایان ژورنالیست، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی

آن درويان

드루얀, 앤 1949-

드루연, 앤 1949-

アン・ドルーヤン アメリカ合衆国の著作家、プロデューサー

ドルーヤン, アン


Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we areThe demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the darkThe varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for GodContactThe nature of existenceGreat speeches : words that made history