Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space

by Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan

Random House Publishing Group | September 8, 1997 | Trade Paperback

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN''S BOOKS."
--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.

"TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity''s future in the stars."
--Chicago Tribune

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.23 × 5.48 × 0.8 in

Published: September 8, 1997

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345376595

ISBN - 13: 9780345376596

Found in: Astrophysics and Space Science

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as his other books This is an interesting book, but not as interesting as most of Carl Sagan's works. This book looks at a variety of scientific and political reasons why humanity should be settling other planets. Although Sagan has many interesting points, the book itself is repetative and dry. If you've never read Sagan's works I'd recommend his book Billions & Billions, but if you're already a fan you'll enjoy this book.
Date published: 2004-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This book should be read by anyone remotely interested in cosmology. Carl Sagan is a master of breaking down complex issues/topics into a common language that anyone can understand.
Date published: 2002-04-04

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space

by Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.23 × 5.48 × 0.8 in

Published: September 8, 1997

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345376595

ISBN - 13: 9780345376596

From the Publisher

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN''S BOOKS."
--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.

"TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity''s future in the stars."
--Chicago Tribune

From the Jacket

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN''S BOOKS."
--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)
In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.
Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.
"TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity''s future in the stars."
--Chicago Tribune

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.

From Our Editors

The long-awaited sequel to Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sagan's classic work Cosmos--the bestselling science book ever published in the English language. A compelling, erudite, and thoroughly entertaining look at man's changing awareness of his place in the universe, Pale Blue Dot is a captivating field guide to our known universe, beautifully represented with dazzling photographs and illustrations.
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