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Carl Sagan Productions

Overview
Works: 122 works in 233 publications in 1 language and 2,314 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Documentary films  History  Observations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Carl Sagan takes viewers to the edge of the universe aboard the spaceship of the imagination in this 13-part series. Through beautiful special effects, viewers witness quasars, exploding galaxies, star clusters, supernovas, and pulsars. Returning to the solar system, viewers enter an astonishing recreation of the Alexandrian Library, seat of learning on Earth 2000 years ago
Cosmos( 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 76 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 )

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 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
The Shores of the cosmic ocean by Carl Sagan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the shores of the great ocean of space, Carl Sagan embarks on an immense cosmic journey which begins 8 billion years from earth, abroad his spaceship of the imagination. He takes us to the wonders of the Cosmos: quasars, spiral galaxies, etc., then focuses on the planet earth and the early Egyptian scientific research, including the Alexandrian Library. Dr. Sagan also discusses early scientific discoveries concerning measurement of the earth's circumference and its spherical nature
Cosmos( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 73 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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 73 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 72 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 )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 72 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
One voice in the cosmic fugue by Carl Sagan( Visual )

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

Carl Sagan explores the origin, evolution, and diversity of life on Earth
Travellers' tales by Carl Sagan( Visual )

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

Carl Sagan describes the development in science that enables us to explore the earth and the vast universe, and takes us on a spaceship of the imagination around the solar system
Journeys in space and time by Carl Sagan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 51 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
Cosmos by Carl Sagan : a personal voyage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe
The Edge of forever( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan explores the time when the stars and galaxies began to form, and shows how in this century humans discovered the expansion of the universe
The Backbone of night : Journeys in space and time by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 42 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."
Heaven and hell by Andres Serrano( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are we causing catastrophic changes to the earth? Carl Sagan explores the Earth and the other planets in the solar system, to examine our stewardship of our planet
Harmony of the worlds by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sagan explores astrology, astronomy, and Johannes Keplar's contribution to modern astronomy
The Lives of the stars : the edge of forever by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 37 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
Who speaks for earth : Sagan-Turner, a dialogue by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 36 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
Blues for a red planet : Travellers' tales by Carl Sagan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 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
 
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Sagan (Carl) Productions

Sagan Productions

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