Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection

Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection

An Extraterrestrial Perspective

Book - 2000
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In 1973, Carl Sagan published The Cosmic Connection, a daring view of the universe, which rapidly became a classic work of popular science and inspired a generation of scientists and enthusiasts. This seminal work is reproduced here for a whole new generation to enjoy. In Sagan's typically lucid, lyrical style, he discusses many topics from astrophysics and solar system science, to colonization of other worlds, terraforming and the search for extraterrestrials. Sagan conveys his own excitement and wonder, and relates the revelations of astronomy to the most profound human problems and concerns: issues that are just as valid today as they were 30 years ago. New to this edition are Freeman Dyson's comments on Sagan's vision and the importance of the work, Ann Druyan's assessment of Sagan's cultural significance as a champion of science, and David Morrison's discussion of the advances made since 1973 and what became of Sagan's predictions.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
Edition: Updated. --
ISBN: 9780521783033
Branch Call Number: 576.839/SAG 4565 1
Alternative Title: Cosmic connection


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Oct 11, 2013

Carl Sagan is one of my favourite popularizers of science,. Even though most of his predictions here have proven unsupportable so far, it's still a good read with a solid foundation. And Ann Druyan's preface is thought provoking.

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