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Billions and billions : thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millennium

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader. In Billions and Billions Sagan applies what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday life as well as to the exploration of many essential questions concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide in subject matter, he
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Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Billions and billions.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(OCoLC)631001672
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0679411607 9780679411604
OCLC Number: 36066119
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Billions and billions --
The Persian chessboard --
Monday-night hunters --
The gaze of God and the dripping faucet --
Four cosmic questions --
So many suns, so many worlds --
The world that came in the mail --
The environment: where does prudence lie? --
Croesus and Cassandra --
A piece of the sky is missing --
Ambush: the warming of the world --
Escape from ambush --
Religion and science: an alliance --
The common enemy --
Abortion: is it possible to be both "pro-life" and "pro-choice"? (cowritten with Ann Druyan) --
The rules of the game --
Gettyburg and now (cowritten with Ann Druyan)--
The twentieth century --
In the valley of the shadow --
Epilogue (Anne Druyan).
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.
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In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader. In Billions and Billions Sagan applies what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday life as well as to the exploration of many essential questions concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide in subject matter, he takes his readers on a soaring journey, from the.

Invention of chess to the possibility of life on Mars, from Monday Night Football to the relationship between the United States and Russia, from global warming to the abortion debate. And, on a more intimate note, we are given a rare glimpse of the author himself as he movingly describes his valiant fight for his life, his love for his family, and his personal beliefs about death and God.

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