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Heaven and hell Blues for a red planet

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, IV & V.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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[Volume] IV : Host Carl Sagan describes the interaction of two processes, gradualism and catastrophism, which he maintains are responsible for the evolution of our universe, solar system, and even life on earth. Dr. Sagan discusses meteorites and comets, especially the Tunguska blast, and introduces the concept of comparative planetology. The theories of Velikovsky and other theories about the planet Venus are  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: 0970351151 9780970351159
OCLC Number: 45831754
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, IV & V.
Other Titles: Blues for a red planet
Responsibility: KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. ; in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

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[Volume] IV : Host Carl Sagan describes the interaction of two processes, gradualism and catastrophism, which he maintains are responsible for the evolution of our universe, solar system, and even life on earth. Dr. Sagan discusses meteorites and comets, especially the Tunguska blast, and introduces the concept of comparative planetology. The theories of Velikovsky and other theories about the planet Venus are presented. [Volume] V : Reviews man's fascination with Mars and theories about the planet, notably those of Percival Lowell. Uses special effects, elaborate models and actual photographs relayed from Mariner and Viking probes. Discusses the advances in our knowledge of Mars since the times of Wells, Lowell, and Goddard. Speculates on the future.

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