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Carl Sagan Productions

Overview
Works: 82 works in 214 publications in 2 languages and 2,349 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  History  Observations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed interviews  Interviews 
Classifications: QB44.2, 520
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Most widely held works about Carl Sagan Productions
 
Most widely held works by Carl Sagan Productions
Cosmos a personal journey by Carl Sagan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In episode 2, Dr. Carl Sagan's cosmic calendar makes the 15-billion year history of the universe understandable and frames the origin of the Earth and the evolution of life from microbes to humans. An understanding of how life developed on Earth enables imaginative speculations on what forms life might take elsewhere in the cosmos. Episode 3 includes a historical re-creation of the life of Johannes Kepler -- the last scientific astrologer, the first modern astronomer, and the author of the first science fiction novel. Kepler provided the insight into how the moon and the planets move in their orbits and ultimately how to journey to them
Harmony of the worlds by Carl Sagan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan explores astrology, astronomy, and Johannes Keplar's contribution to modern astronomy
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 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
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 78 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 by Carl Sagan( Visual )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 77 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 by Carl Sagan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 77 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
The Shores of the cosmic ocean by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan accompanies the viewer on a tour of the universe from cluster of galaxies to the Milky Way and earth. Journeys through time from the Big Bang to the present
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 75 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
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 75 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 )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 74 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 by Carl Sagan : a personal voyage by Carl Sagan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe
Travellers' tales by Carl Sagan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Carl Sagan visits NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where he uses images recorded by Voyager II to explain how data is transmitted and processed. Dr. Sagan also contrasts space exploration in the twentieth century with exploration in seventeenth-century Holland and the achievements of Christiaan Huygens
One voice in the cosmic fugue by Carl Sagan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan explores the origin, evolution, and diversity of life on Earth
Journeys in space and time by Carl Sagan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Carl Sagan uses computer animation to show the positions of the constellations and to explain the concept of a light-year. Dr. Sagan also discusses Einstein's theory of relativity, and he describes the feasibility of interstellar travel
The Backbone of night Journeys in space and time by Carl Sagan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of scientific thinking in our civilization and within ourselves is the theme of this episode. "The exploration of the Cosmos is a voyage of self-discovery."
Who speaks for Earth? by Carl Sagan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historic television declaration of the urgent need for a planetary perspective to meet the madness of the nuclear arms race. Retraces the 15 billion-year journey from the Big Bang to the present -- a planet Earth infested with 60,000 nuclear weapons
The Lives of the stars the edge of forever by Carl Sagan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With computer animation and astronomical art, stars are shown as they are born, live, and die. We witness the explosion of distant stars which make cosmic rays that produce mutations in the beings of the Earth. The origin, evolution, and fate of life on our planet is connected with the evolution of the cosmos
Encyclopedia galactica Who speaks for Earth?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Volume] XII : Scrutinizes a notorious UFO incident and the unsubstantiated theories of von Daniken. Explores the probable nature of intelligent civilizations in the universe and the means by which contact might be made. Notes that the "Rosetta Stone" for interstellar communication is likely to involve the laws of physics. At the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Dr. Sagan programs the world's largest radio telescope to listen for signs of life on a distant star. [Volume] XIII : Dr. Carl Sagan reviews the ideas of cosmic evolution, the methodology of the scientific approach, and the limitations of our perceptions about the cosmos. Dr. Sagan also gives some cautionary warnings about the types of futures we face as a species and as a planet
Blues for a red planet Travellers' tales by Carl Sagan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan explores the red planet, Mars, from its coverage in literature through the visits of the Viking spacecraft
Encyclopaedia galactica by Carl Sagan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan examines the persistent reports of extraterrestrial visitors to Earth. In his spaceship of the imagination, Dr. Sagan allows us to access information from a "galactic computer," the repository of data on a million planets of other stars. Beginning with the scrutiny of a notorious UFO incident and the unsubstantiated theories of von Daniken, this episode explores the probable nature of intelligent civilization in the universe and the means by which contact might be made
 
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Sagan (Carl) Productions

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