Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
"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."
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An excellent book detailing our humble status among the vastness of the cosmos. Sagan writes about everything from the false philosophies of humans or the Earth being the most important entities in existence, to the detailed plans required to send robots and/or people to any place in the solar system.
Absolutely perspective changing. Anyone even vaguely interested in space could gain something from this. Even those uninterested with the complexities of the heavens will benefit from the philosophical elements of how we are the only life, and habitable place for life, we've ever known and how those should be cherished and protected.
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