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Contact : a novel

Author: Carl Sagan; Jon Lomberg
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beautiful astrophysicist Rebecca Blake deciphers long-awaited signals from space, persuades world leaders to construct a machine that many consider a Trojan Horse, and journeys into space for an epochal encounter.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Contact.
New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1985
(OCoLC)564575483
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; Jon Lomberg
ISBN: 0671434004 9780671434007 0671701800 9780671701802 0671434225 9780671434229 0671004107 9780671004101 1568654243 9781568654249
OCLC Number: 12344811
Notes: Novel.
Jacket painting by Jon Lomberg.
Description: 432 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. THE MESSAGE: Transcendental numbers --
Coherent light --
White noise --
Prime Numbers --
Decryption Algorithm --
Palimpsest --
The ethanol in W-3 --
Random access --
The Numinous ----
part II. THE MACHINE: Presession of the Equinoxes --
The world message consortium --
The one-delta isomer --
Babylon --
Harmonic oscillator --
Erbioum dowel --
The elders of ozone --
The dream of the ants --
Superunification ----
part III. THE GALAXY: Naked singularity --
Grand Central Station --
Causality --
Gilgamesh --
Reprogramming --
The artist's signature.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan.

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