Pale blue dot: a vision of the human future in space

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Random House, 1994 - Science - 429 pages
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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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

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

User Review  - Joseph Thomas - Goodreads

Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I initially started reading this because I absolutely love Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" speech in the first chapter. And I still do. Perhaps this book deserves more than the three stars I'm giving it ... Read full review

Contents

YOU ARE HERE
3
ABERRATIONS OF LIGHT
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THE GREAT DEMOTIONS
25
Copyright

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Carl Sagan, perhaps the best known scientist of our time, is the author of Cosmos, the bestselling science book ever and the basis for his award winning television series. A Pulitzer Prize winner, he received the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences. Pale Blue Dot and The Demon-Haunted World are available from Brilliance Audio.

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