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

Paperback | September 8, 1997

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 100 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


--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
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...
Title:Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.2 × 5.6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 8, 1997Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345376595

ISBN - 13:9780345376596

Look for similar items by category:


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

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.