The washington Post. And again. The miami herald“The brilliant astronomer. While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, the discovery of extraterrestrial life and its consequences, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future: intelligent robots, and above all the challenge and pursuit of the mystery of the universe.
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science #ad - Chicago tribune“go out and buy this book, because Carl Sagan is not only one of the world’s most respected scientists, he’s a great writer. I can give a book no greater accolade than to say I’m planning on reading it again. And again.
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human IntelligenceBallantine Books #ad - . The definition of death. Chimpanzees taught to communicate in deaf and dumb language. Entertaining. Intelligent life on other planets. The reason for sleeping and dreaming. Fascinating. He talks about all kinds of things: the why of the pain of human childbirth. Masterful. St. Louis post-Dispatch. A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday.
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Shadows of Forgotten AncestorsBallantine Books #ad - It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, family ties, technology, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Absorbing and elegantly written, describes its variety and charaacter, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past.
. It is an amazing story masterfully told. Financial times londonworld renowned scientist carl sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. Astonishing in its scope, and an absolutely compelling read, brilliant in its insights, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors #ad - From the Trade Paperback edition. Dazzling. A feast.
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceBallantine Books #ad - Perhaps the best of carl sagan's books. The washington post book world front page reviewIn 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. Revealing. Memorable. 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. Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars. Chicago Tribune. 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.
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space #ad - Takes readers far beyond cosmos. Fascinating. 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 Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for GodPenguin Books #ad - Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, creationism and so-called intelligent design, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, and a new concept of science as "informed worship. Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.
. Carl sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the DarkBallantine Books #ad - A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity. The sciences “Passionate. San francisco Examiner-Chronicle. A spirited defense of science. A stirring defense of informed rationality. Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing. The washington Post Book World “Compelling.
Usa today “a clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. And yet, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, disturbingly, channeling past lives, in today's so-called information age, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark #ad - Los angeles times how can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.
As sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms. Praise for the demon-Haunted World “Powerful.
Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the MillenniumBallantine Books #ad - In the final book of his astonishing career, our world, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, and the universe around us. Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, Billions & Billions is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.
From the Trade Paperback edition. These luminous, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, is a rare, too, death, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, and God as he struggled with fatal disease.
CosmosBallantine Books #ad - With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true. The plain dealer “sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition. Newsday “brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions.
. Shimmers with a sense of wonder. The miami herald “sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space. Cosmopolitan “Enticing. Returning to television as an all-new miniseries on fox cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. Iridescent.
Cosmos #ad - In clear-eyed prose, sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, the human brain, spacecraft missions, Egyptian hieroglyphics, exploring such topics as the origin of life, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.
Praise for cosmos “Magnificent.
CometBallantine Books #ad - Science, poetry, and imagination. The atlanta Journal & Constitution. Pulitzer prize-winning astronomer carl sagan, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, author of Cosmos and Contact, and future of comets, nature, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. A beautiful, interesting book. United press international"MASTERFUL.
. What are these graceful visitors to our skies? we now know that they bring both life and death and teach us about our origins. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.
Comet #ad - Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed?Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.
Simply the best. The times of london"fascinating, evocatiVE, INSPIRING. The washington post"comet humANIZES SCIENCE.
ContactSimon & Schuster #ad - Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In contact, he predicts its future—and our own. Pulitzer prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. In december of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history.
Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarity, Make Insightful Observations & Deductions, and Develop Quick & Accurate Instincts#ad - How altered states of consciousness contribute to clear thinking and how Einstein and Salvador Dali took advantage of this. How to systematically and consistently think outside the box. Critical thinking and why you shouldn’t take things or people at face value. How to invert, reverse, minimize, adapt, substitute, magnify, lateral, and distance and more… your thinking for flashes of genius.
Learn how to use reverse brainstorming and the Fishbone technique to solve the ‘crimes’ in your life. Sherlock sees the world for what it is, underneath the mask and facade - and so can you. This book gives you a pair of glasses to finally view the world accurately and clearly. You can become as creative as you are required to be to solve the problems in front of you.
Think Like Sherlock: Creatively Solve Problems, Think with Clarity, Make Insightful Observations & Deductions, and Develop Quick & Accurate Instincts #ad - He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. You can apply this to analyzing and reading people and situations to understand what is really happening. Why? because he is able to unravel a complex story from simple observation, creative thinking, perception, and problem-solving.
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