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Cosmos, a personal voyage. / Travellers' tales. The backbone of night

Author: Carl SaganAnn DruyanSteven SoterGregory AndorferGeoffrey Haines-StilesAll authors
Publisher: Studio City, CA : Cosmos Studios, 2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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Traveller's tales : A visit with Dr. Carl Sagan and his colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena who are involved with the Voyager II exploratory mission to the environs of Jupiter and its satellites; contrasts 20th century space exploration with that in 17th century Holland and the achievements of Christiaan Huygens.
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Genre/Form: History
Popular works
Named Person: Christiaan Huygens; Christiaan Huygens
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan; Steven Soter; Gregory Andorfer; Geoffrey Haines-Stiles; David Kennard; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
ISBN: 0970351127 9780970351128 097035116X 9780970351166
OCLC Number: 79434214
Notes: Based on Carl Sagan's 13-part television series, Cosmos.
This video is numbered VI and VII on the container and videocassette label.
Bonus features include new footage and updates by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.
First issued as a videorecording in 1980.
Digitally remastered, Dolby surround.
"The Emmy and Peabody award-winning series"--Container.
Credits: Travellers' tales: writers, Carl Saan, Ann Druyan, Steven Soter ; producer, Gregory Andorfer ; directors, Geoffrey Hines-Stiles ... [et al.] ; cinematographers, Hillyard J. Brown ; editor, James Latham.
Backbone of night: writers, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Steven Soter ; producer, Gregory Andorfer ; directors, David Kennard ... [et al.] ; editor, James Latham ; cinematographers, Hilyard J. Brown ; Bill Shea, Jr.
Performer(s): Host, Carl Sagan.
Description: 1 videocassette (121 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Travellers' tales
Backbone of night
Responsibility: KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. ; in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

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Traveller's tales : A visit with Dr. Carl Sagan and his colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena who are involved with the Voyager II exploratory mission to the environs of Jupiter and its satellites; contrasts 20th century space exploration with that in 17th century Holland and the achievements of Christiaan Huygens.

Backbone of night: Host Carl Sagan describes the scientific innovations of ancient Ionian physicists, their theories on the nature of air, atoms, and the stars, and the ultimate decline of science as a structured body of knowledge in the wake of Pythagorean and platonic mysticism.

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