Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective

Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective

by Carl Sagan, Jerome Agel


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In 1973, Carl Sagan published The Cosmic Connection, a daring view of the universe, which rapidly became a classic work of popular science and inspired a generation of scientists and enthusiasts. This seminal work is reproduced here for a whole new generation to enjoy. In Sagan's typically lucid and lyrical style, he discusses many topics from astrophysics and solar system science, to colonization, terraforming and the search for extraterrestrials. Sagan conveys his own excitement and wonder, and relates the revelations of astronomy to the most profound human problems and concerns: issues that are just as valid today as they were thirty years ago.

New to this edition are Freeman Dyson's comments on Sagan's vision and the importance of the work, Ann Druyan's assessment of Sagan's cultural significance as a champion of science, and David Morrison's discussion of the advances made since 1973 and what became of Sagan's predictions.

Who knows what wonders this third millennium will reveal, but one thing is certain: Carl Sagan played a unique role in preparing us for them.

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ISBN-13: 9780385173650
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/1980
Pages: 288

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Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
beetle_b on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carl Sagan never fails to inspire. This book is no exception.
misericordia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book. It is written in Sagan's clear and readable style. Chapter 36, 37, 38 provide the big picture of how we got here, from Big Bang to Human beings.