Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium

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Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium

by Carl Sagan

Random House Publishing Group | February 15, 1999 | Trade Paperback

Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan''s thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.12 × 5.52 × 0.87 in

Published: February 15, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345379187

ISBN - 13: 9780345379184

Found in: Astronomy

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty Good An interesting series of essays by the late Carl Sagan. Sagan touches on several of todays big issues - the environment, politics, war, and our own mortality. A good read!
Date published: 2004-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Billions and Billions I found the title of this book so intriguing that I had to find out what it was all about. The series of essays does not disappoint. Reading this book opens your mind up to a number of issues facing humanity today. Sagan explains, using both educational and personal theories, in understandable and touching terms, the significance of the individual within the society we live.
Date published: 1999-02-10

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Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium

by Carl Sagan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.12 × 5.52 × 0.87 in

Published: February 15, 1999

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345379187

ISBN - 13: 9780345379184

From the Publisher

In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan''s thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.

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In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan''s thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.

About the Author

A respected planetary scientist best known for outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City and educated at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 and has several early scholarly achievements. One was the experimental demonstration of the synthesis of the energy-carrying molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in primitive-earth experiments. Another was the proposal that the greenhouse effect explained the high temperature of the surface of Venus. More recently, Sagan was one of the driving forces behind the mission of the U.S. satellite Viking to the surface of Mars. He also has been part of a team that investigated the effects of nuclear war on the earth's climate - the "nuclear winter" scenario. Sagan's role in developing the "Cosmos" series, one of the most successful series of any kind to be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System, and his book The Dragons of Eden (1977) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978.

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A fitting testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day, "Billions & Billions", the final book of Sagan's astonishing career, brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us
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