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Carl Sagan's universe

Author: Yervant Terzian; Elizabeth Bilson; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Re-issued in the digitally printed versionView all editions and formats
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A fascinating and beautifully illustrated collection of articles by a distinguished team of authors, covering the many fields in which Carl Sagan worked.

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Named Person: Carl Sagan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yervant Terzian; Elizabeth Bilson; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521572866 052157286X 9780521576031 0521576032
OCLC Number: 869921225
Description: XIII, [1], 282 s., [12] s. tabl. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Carl Sagan at sixty; Part I. Planetary Exploration: 1. On the occasion of Carl Sagan's sixtieth birthday Wesley T. Huntress, Jr.; 2. The search for the origins of life: U.S. Solar system exploration, 1962-1994 Edward C. Stone; 3. Highlights of the Russian planetary program Roald Sageev; 4. From the eyepiece to the footpad: The search for life on Mars Bruce Murray; Part II. Life in the Cosmos: 5. Environments of Earth and other worlds Owen B. Toon; 6. The origin of life in a cosmic context Christopher F. Chyba; 7. Impacts and life: Living in a risky planetary system David Morrison; 8. Extraterrestrial intelligence: The significance of the search Frank D. Drake; 9. Extraterrestrial intelligence: The search programs Paul Horowitz; 10. Do the laws of physics permit wormholes for interstellar travel and machines for time travel? Kip S. Thorne; Public Address: 11. The age of exploration Carl Sagan; Part III. Science Education: 12. Does science need to be popularized? Ann Druyen; 13. Science and pseudo-science James Randi; 14. Science education in a democracy Philip Morrison; 15. The visual presentation of science Jon Lomberg; 16. Science and the press Walter Anderson; 17. Science and teaching Bill G. Aldridge; Part IV. Science, Environment and Public Policy: 18. The relationship of science and power Richard L. Garwin; 19. Nuclear-free world? Georgi Arbatov; 20. Carl Sagan and nuclear winter Richard P. Turco; 21. Public understanding of global climate change James Hansen; 22. Science and religion Joan B. Campbell; 23. Speech in honor of Carl Sagan Frank Press.
Responsibility: ed. by Yervant Terzian, Elizabeth Bilson.

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'This beautifully illustrated book (20 colour plates, many more in black and white) is a fitting tribute by more than 20 of his friends and colleagues to the best-known astronomer of our time ... it Read more...

 
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