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Carl Sagan's universe

Author: Yervant Terzian; Elizabeth M Bilson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in honor of Carl Sagan's achievements, this illustrated collection of articles by a team of authors covers areas in which Sagan worked: the U.S. and Russian space programs, the search for extraterrestrial life, the importance of science education, and the shaping of science policy. Includes a chapter by Carl Sagan on the place and role of our planet and mankind in the universe.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Carl Sagan; Carl Sagan; Sagan, Carl <1934-1996>; Carl Sagan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yervant Terzian; Elizabeth M Bilson
ISBN: 052157286X 9780521572866 0521576032 9780521576031
OCLC Number: 36130681
Notes: Papers presented at a symposium held in October, 1994, at Cornell University in honor of Carl Sagan's sixtieth birthday.
Description: xiii, 282 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: On the occasion of Carl Sagan's sixtieth birthday / Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. --
The search for the origins of life: U.S. solar system exploration, 1962-1994 / Edward C. Stone --
Highlights of the Russian planetary program / Roald Sagdeev --
From the eyepiece to the footpad: the search for life on Mars / Bruce Murray --
Environments of Earth and other worlds / Owen B. Toon --
The origin of life in a cosmic context / Christopher F. Chyba --
Impacts and life: living in a risky planetary system / David Morrison --
Extraterrestrial intelligence: the significance of the search / Frank D. Drake --
Extraterrestrial intelligence: the search programs / Paul Horowitz --
Do the laws of physics permit wormholes for interstellar travel and machines for time travel? / Kip S. Thorne --
The age of exploration / Carl Sagan --
Does science need to be popularized? / Ann Druyan --
Science and pseudoscience / James Randi --
Science education in a democracy / Philip Morrison --
The visual presentation of science / Jon Lomberg --
Science and the press / Walter Anderson --
Science and teaching / Bill G. Aldridge --
The relationship of science and power / Richard L. Garwin --
Nuclear-free world? / Georgi Arbatov --
Carl Sagan and nuclear winter / Richard P. Turco --
Public understanding of global climate change / James Hansen --
Science and religion / Joan B. Campbell --
Speech in honor of Carl Sagan / Frank Press --
Carl Sagan at sixty / Frank H.T. Rhodes.
Responsibility: edited by Yervant Terzian, Elizabeth Bilson.
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