Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

byCarl Sagan, Ann Druyan

Kobo ebook | July 6, 2011

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“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

A respected planetary scientist best known outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in 1954, a B.S. in 1955, and a M.S. in 1956 in physics as well as a Ph.D. in 1960 in astronomy and astrophysics. He ...
Title:Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 6, 2011Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307801012

ISBN - 13:9780307801012

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very informative This book had some really good points, especially in the first several chapters.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good look at the future of humanity in space. This book offers interesting examples of what could be to come.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open Your Eyes I think this world needs to gain some perspective. If everyone read this book, the world would be a *slightly* better place...because there's no turning back now. I haven't read Sagan's other books but this one really opened my eyes. It was so good, in fact, I ended up listening to the audio book as well just to hear him say the words himself.
Date published: 2016-12-15
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