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Author: Carl Sagan; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
Publisher: Studio City, CA : Cosmos Studios, 2000, ©1980.
Series: Cosmos, a personal voyage, XII & XIII.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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[Volume] XII : Scrutinizes a notorious UFO incident and the unsubstantiated theories of von Daniken. Explores the probable nature of intelligent civilizations in the universe and the means by which contact might be made. Notes that the "Rosetta Stone" for interstellar communication is likely to involve the laws of physics. At the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Dr. Sagan programs the world's largest radio  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
ISBN: 0970351194 9780970351197
OCLC Number: 45831762
Notes: Originally shown on the television series Cosmos on PBS.
First issued as a videorecording in 1980.
Digitally remastered.
Credits: Cinematographers, Chris O'Dell, Hillyard J. Brown ; chief artist, Jon Lomberg ; film editor, James Latham ; music consultant, Gordon Skene ; consultants, Everett C. Olson ... [et al.].
Performer(s): Carl Sagan.
Description: 1 videocassette (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Cosmos, a personal voyage, XII & XIII.
Other Titles: Who speaks for Earth?
Responsibility: KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. ; in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

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[Volume] XII : Scrutinizes a notorious UFO incident and the unsubstantiated theories of von Daniken. Explores the probable nature of intelligent civilizations in the universe and the means by which contact might be made. Notes that the "Rosetta Stone" for interstellar communication is likely to involve the laws of physics. At the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, Dr. Sagan programs the world's largest radio telescope to listen for signs of life on a distant star. [Volume] XIII : Dr. Carl Sagan reviews the ideas of cosmic evolution, the methodology of the scientific approach, and the limitations of our perceptions about the cosmos. Dr. Sagan also gives some cautionary warnings about the types of futures we face as a species and as a planet.

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