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

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Random House Publishing Group, 6 lip 2011 - 384
“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
 

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In this sequel to the original Cosmos, Carl Sagan again reminds us of the intrinsic human desire to wander, and expands on many of the social and scientific topics discussed in the 1980 television ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Sagan is a genius - a brilliant deep thinker. That's obvious, and this review won't add or detract to that at all. Pale Blue Dot had some fabulous insight into the difficulties behind space ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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THE GIFT OF A POLLO 1 63
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T H E G REAT DEMO ti O NS
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A UN i W E R S E N OT M A DE FOR US
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iS THE RE IN T E L LIG ENT Li FE O N EARTH 2
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O N G the M O O N S Of SATURN
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T H E FIRST NEW PLANET
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SAC Red BLACK
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THE GATES OF THE WONDER WORLD OPEN
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SCA LIN G H E A V E N 2 09
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TO THE SKY 3 02
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T i PTO E i N G T H R O U GH T H E M I LKY WAY 3 13
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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) for Distinguished Public Service.
 
His Emmy- and Peabody–winning television series, Cosmos, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. The accompanying book, also called Cosmos, is one of the bestselling science books ever published in the English language. Dr. Sagan received the Pulitzer Prize, the Oersted Medal, and many other awards—including twenty honorary degrees from American colleges and universities—for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. In their posthumous award to Dr. Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his “research transformed planetary science . . . his gifts to mankind were infinite." Dr. Sagan died on December 20, 1996.

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