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Druyan, Ann 1949-

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Comet by Carl Sagan( Book )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 3,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them
Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we are by Carl Sagan( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World 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. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science
Cosmos : a spacetime odyssey by Ann Druyan( Visual )

15 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Carl Sagan's collaborators on the original series, Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, comes this spectacular follow-up to one of the most beloved programs of all time ... [this series] continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it."--Container
The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God by Carl Sagan( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sagan sets down his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science and describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. In 1985, Sagan was invited to give the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland on the grand occasion of the lectureship's centennial. The result is this delightfully intimate discussion of his views on topics ranging from the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets to the danger of nuclear annihilation of our own, on creationism and so-called intelligent design to a new concept of science as "informed worship" to manic depression and the possible chemical nature of transcendence. In his trademark clear and down-to-earth voice, the late astronomer and astrophysicist illuminates his conversation with examples from cosmology, physics, philosophy, literature, psychology, cultural anthropology, mythology, theology, and more.--From publisher description
Cosmos : a personal voyage by Carl Sagan( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guide for the layman to modern thinking in all areas of astronomy and cosmology
Contact by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an astronomer discovers communication emanating from the star Vega, she leads an international team in deciphering it, and travels through space to contact the senders of the message
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond
Bill Nye : science guy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye is a man on a mission, to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. With intimate and exclusive access, as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy, this behind the scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view
The city dark( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question, "Do we need the stars?" Blending a humorous tone with cutting-edge science and poetic footage of the night sky, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights--including increased breast cancer rates, disrupted ecosystems, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. ... [This film] is the definitive story of earth's disappearing night sky."--Container
Cosmos : a personal voyage by Carl Sagan( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science
The nature of existence( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why are we here, and what are we supposed to do about it? What started the universe, and was it a mistake? Does God exist, and why does he seem so interested in our sex lives? After exploring the phenomenon of Trekkies, filmmaker Roger Nygard took on The nature of existence. The film is a humorous yet uplifting search for enlightenment, presenting some of the most challenging ideas and extraordinary people you'll ever see"--Container
Cosmos( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 2: A cosmic calendar makes the 15 billion year history of the universe understandable and frames the origin of the Earth and the evolution of life. Presents evolutionary steps from microbe to humans and ventures to other worlds for imaginative speculations on what forms life might take elsewhere in the cosmos. Part 3: Historical re-creation of the life and time of Johannes Kepler -- the first modern astronomer, providing insights into how the moon and the planets move in their orbits and ultimately how to journey to them
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 12: Are there alien intelligences? Can we communicate with them? The answers to these questions take the viewer to Egypt to decode ancient hieroglyphics, to the largest radio telescope on Earth and, in the spaceship of the imagination, to visit other civilizations in space. Part 13: Retraces the 15 billion year journey from the Big Band to the present. The tragic story of the martyrdom of Hypatia, the woman scientist of ancient Alexandria, is told. Concludes with Dr. Sagan arguing that our responsibility to avoid nuclear war and ensure the survival of the human race is owned not just to ourselves, but also to the Cosmos from which we spring
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark by Carl Sagan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science as a candle in the dark
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 10: Leads viewers on awesome trips -- to a time when galaxies were beginning to form, to India to explore the infinite cycles of Hindu cosmology, and to show how humans of this century discovered the expanding universe and its origin in the Big Bang. Concludes with a visit to 17 telescopes probing the furthest reaches of space in New Mexico. Part 11: The brain is the focus of this fascinating portion as viewers wind through the maze of the human brain to witness the architecture of thoughts. Presents how genes, brains and books store the information necessary to human survival
Cosmos( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 1: Aboard the spaceship of imagination, through special effects, witness quasars, exploding galaxies, star clusters, super novas, and pulsars. Returning to the Solar System, enter an astonishing re-creation of the Alexandrian Library, seat of learning on Earth 2000 years ago
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 6: The exhilaration of 17th century Dutch explorers is compared to an inside view of the excitement of Yoyager's expeditions to Jupiter and Mars. Part 7: Takes viewers back to ancient Greece when the answer to such basic questions as "What are the stars?" was first glimpsed
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 8: A voyage to see how star patterns change over millions of years is followed by a journey to the planets of other stars, and a look at the possibility of time travel-- which takes the viewer to Italy, where the youthful Einstein first wondered what it would be like to ride on a beam of light. Part 9: Using computer animation, shows how stars are born, live and die and sometimes collapse to form black holes. Viewers then journey to the future to witness "the last perfect day on Earth," 5 billion years from now when the sun will engulf the earth
Cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a 13 part series Carl Sagan discusses the relationship between man and the universe. Part 4: This segment descends through the hellish atmosphere of Venus to explore its broiling surface. Then takes a tour of the Solar System to see how other heavenly bodies have suffered from various cosmic catastrophies. Part 5: Takes viewers on a trip to Mars through the eyes of science fiction authors and then through photographs from two Viking spacecrafts that have sent thousands of pictures back to Earth since 1976
Great speeches : words that made history( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A great speech has the power to define the times, to inspire, to stir and to motivate. This collection of ancient and modern speeches includes the words of activists, politicians, philosophers and scores of others who have borne witness to significant moments from the first century to the twenty-first. Many have themselves made history. They include: Mahatma Gandhi, Oliver Cromwell, Kevin Rudd, Inga Clendinnen, Daniel Mannix, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oericles, Thomas Jefferson, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Arundhati Roy, the 9th Earl Spencer, Elanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Colin Powell, and the Dalai Lama. Great Speeches will make a great addition to every home and library shelf."--Publisher description
 
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The varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for God
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Shadows of forgotten ancestors : a search for who we areThe varieties of scientific experience : a personal view of the search for GodContactCosmosThe nature of existenceThe demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the darkGreat speeches : words that made history
Alternative Names
Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan activista, escritora y productora estadounidense

Ann Druyan Amerikaans schrijfster

Ann Druyan Amerikaans schrijver

Ann Druyan amerikanesch Schrëftstellerin

Ann Druyan giornalista e scrittrice statunitense

Ann Druyan US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Produzentin

Druyan, Ann

Sagan, Ann

Друян, Энн

Енн Друян

Энн Друян

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דארווין, אן, 1949-

דרויאן, אן, 1949-

ان درایان ژورنالیست، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی

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드루얀, 앤 1949-

드루연, 앤 1949-

アン・ドルーヤン アメリカ合衆国の著作家、プロデューサー

ドルーヤン, アン

安·德鲁彦

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