Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium by Carl SaganBillions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The Millennium by Carl Sagan

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

byCarl Sagan

Paperback | February 15, 1999

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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.
Carl Sagan served as the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and (twice...
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Title:Billions & Billions: Thoughts On Life And Death At The Brink Of The MillenniumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:February 15, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0345379187

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Very insightful and great look into Sagan's scientific and social ideas, definitely worth the read.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating look into Carl Sagan's Thoughts Carl Sagan's thoughts on science specifically are well known, but this book gives more insight into his thoughts on societal and political issues, as well as the heartbreaking circumstances of his death. Great read for any Sagan fan. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-24
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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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