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Broca's brain : reflections on the romance of science

Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explorers various aspects of several fields of science and examines the role of the intellect in scientific achievement.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Broca's brain.
New York : Random House, ©1979
(OCoLC)644586343
Named Person: Paul Broca; Paul Broca; Paul Broca
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan
ISBN: 0394501691 9780394501697
OCLC Number: 4493944
Description: xv, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Science and human concern. Broca's brain - Can we know the universe? Reflections on a grain of salt - The world which beckons like a liberation - In praise of science and technology --
II. The paradoxers. Night walkers and mystery mongers: sense and nonsense at the edge of science - White dwarfs and little green men - Venus and Dr. Velikovsky - Norman Bloom, messenger of God - Science fiction - a personal view --
III. Our neighborhood in space. The sun's family - A planet named George - Life in the solar system - Titan, the enigmatic moon of Saturn - The climates of planets - Kallipe and the Kaaba - The golden age of planetary exploration --
IV. The future. "Will you walk a little faster?" - Via cherry tree, to Mars - Experiments in space - In defense of robots - The past and future of American astronomy - The quest for extraterrestrial intelligence --
V. Ultimate questions. A Sunday sermon - Gott and the turtles - The amniotic universe --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.

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