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Carl Sagan's cosmic connection : an extraterrestrial perspective

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new edition of twentieth-century astronomer Carl Sagan's 1973 work on the science of the solar system, space colonization, and the possible existence of extraterrestrial life; includes an essay on Sagan's lasting appeal and influence, and an epilogue that discusses the accuracy of his predictions.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0521783038 9780521783033
OCLC Number: 43227332
Notes: Originally published: The cosmic connection. New York : Doubleday, 1973.
Includes index.
Description: xxxi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Freeman J. Dyson --
Carl Sagan: A New Sense of the Sacred / Ann Druyan --
pt. 1. Cosmic Perspectives --
1. A Transitional Animal --
2. The Unicorn of Cetus --
3. A Message from Earth --
4. A Message to Earth --
5. Experiments in Utopias --
6. Chauvinism --
7. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: I. The Scientific Interest --
8. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: II. The Public Interest --
9. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: III. The Historical Interest --
pt. 2. The Solar System --
10. On Teaching the First Grade --
11. "The Ancient and Legendary Gods of Old" --
12. The Venus Detective Story --
13. Venus Is Hell --
14. Science and "Intelligence" --
15. The Moons of Barsoom --
16. The Mountains of Mars: I. Observations from Earth --
17. The Mountain of Mars: II. Observations from Space --
18. The Canals of Mars --
19. The Lost Pictures of Mars --
20. The Ice Age and the Cauldron --
21. Beginnings and Ends of the Earth --
22. Terraforming the Planets --
23. The Exploration and Utilization of the Solar System --
pt. 3. Beyond the Solar System --
24. Some of My Best Friends Are Dolphins --
25. "Hello, Central Casting? Send Me Twenty Extraterrestrials" --
26. The Cosmic Connection --
27. Extraterrestrial Life: An Idea Whose Time Has Come --
28. Has the Earth Been Visited? --
29. A Search Strategy for Detecting Extraterrestrial Intelligence --
30. If We Succeed ... --
31. Cables, Drums, and Seashells --
32. The Night Freight to the Stars --
33. Astroengineering --
34. Twenty Questions: A Classification of Cosmic Civilizations --
35. Galactic Cultural Exchanges --
36. A Passage to Elsewhen --
37. Starfolk 1. A Fable --
38. Starfolk 2. A Future --
39. Starfolk 3. The Cosmic Cheshire Cats --
Epilog to Carl Sagan's The Cosmic Connection / David Morrison.
Other Titles: Cosmic connection
Cosmic connection
Responsibility: Carl Sagan ; produced by Jerome Agel ; new contributions by Freeman Dyson, Ann Druyan, and David Morrison.
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