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Soter, Steven

Overview
Works: 34 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 1,753 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History  Observations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Science fiction 
Roles: Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: QB44.2, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Steven Soter
Cosmos a personal journey by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 852 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
Cosmic horizons : astronomy at the cutting edge ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leading scientists offer a collection of essays that furnish explanations of recent discoveries in modern astrophysics, from the Big Bang to black holes
Cosmos ( Visual )
2 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 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 71 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 71 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 )
4 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 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 69 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 69 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 67 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 : a spacetime odyssey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 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
Cosmos a personal voyage by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carl Sagan parla de la relació còsmica entre l'home i l'un ivers
The Shores of the cosmic ocean by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carl Sagan conducts a guided tour of the universe from clusters of galaxies to the Milky Way and Earth, and then discusses early scientific discoveries concerning the measurement of the earth's circumference and its spherical nature. The 1st episode ends with a journey through time from the Big Bang to the present
The Harmony of the worlds Heaven and hell by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In episode 3, Carl Sagan explores how different societies have interpreted the character of the universe and also highlights various contributions of Copernicus, Galileo ans Newton. In the 4th episode he describes the interaction of two processes, gradualism and catastrophism, which he maintains are responsible for the evolution of our universe, solar system, and even life on earth. Also included is a discussion of meteorites and comets along with an introduction to the concept of comparative planetology
The Lives of the stars the edge of forever by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using computer animation and amazing astronomical art, Sagan shows how stars are born, live, die and sometimes collapse to form neutron stars and black holes. Viewers may then visit 'the last perfect day on earth', some 5 billion years from now. Episode 10 takes viewers on an awesome trip to a time when galaxies where beginning to form. We also journey to India to explore the infinite cycles of Hindu cosmology and see how humans in this century discovered the expanding universe and its origin: The Big Bang
Cosmos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Dr. 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. We see the steps from microbes to humans. The harmony of the worlds: Historical re-creation of the life and time of Johannes Kepler. Kepler provided the insight into how the moon and the planets move in their orbits and ultimately how to journey to them
The Persistence of memory Encyclopaedia galictica by Carl Sagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carl Sagan describes the nature of genetic information, the functions of the human brain, and the chemical-electrical processes that enable us to think
Carl Sagan's Cosmos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cosmos is all that is, ever was, or ever will be... we are, all of us, made of star stuff. Cosmos tells the fascinating story of how nearly fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transformed matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this amazing 13-hour series, now digitally remastered. With topics including the origins of life, the search for extra-terrestrial life, the "greenhouse effect", the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, this is a fascinating insight into humanity and the universe
Cosmos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Travels in space and time: A startling 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. The lives of the stars: Using computer animation and amazing astronomical art, Dr. Sagan shows how stars are born, live, die, and sometimes collapse to form neutron stars or black holes
Cosmos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Travellers' tales: the exhilaration of 17th century Dutch explorers who ventured in sailing ships halfway around our planet in their quest for wealth and knowledge is compared to an inside view of the excitement of Voyager's expeditions to Jupiter and Saturn. The backbone of night: Dr. Sagan takes viewers back to ancient Greece when the right answer to such a basic question as "What are the stars?" was first glimpsed
Cosmos ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: Heaven and hell: A descent through the hellist atmosphere of Venus to explore its broiling surface serves as a warning for our world about the possible consequences of the increasing greenhouse effect. Blues for a red planet: Is there life on Mars? Dr. Sagan takes viewers on a never-before-seen look at the red planet through the eyes of science fiction authors and then through the unblinking eyes of two Viking spacecrafts
 
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Alternative Names
Soter, Steve
Languages
English (52)
Spanish (4)
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