Carl Sagan; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Carl Sagan Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Polytel International.
|注意：||Originally shown on the television series Cosmos on PBS.
First issued as a videorecording in 1980.
|制作人员：||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.].|
|描述：||1 videocassette (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
|丛书名：||Cosmos, a personal voyage, IV & V.|
|其他题名：||Blues for a red planet|
|责任：||KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. ; in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.|
[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.