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Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space (original 1994; edition 1997)

by Carl Sagan

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Title:Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space
Authors:Carl Sagan
Info:Ballantine Books Inc. (1997), Edition: Ballantine Books ed, Paperback, 360 pages
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Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan (1994)



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Didn't care for it. I thought his case against the geocentrism of religion was silly and poorly made (straw man!), with far too much faith in the objectivity and infallibility of Science, capital S. Some of the planetary science stuff was interesting, but I didn't really care for his writing style much. Then I found out that my e-book edition didn't have any of the beautiful photographs or illustrations, which seem to be kind of the point of the book. So, don't read the e-book. ( )
  jalbacutler | Jan 10, 2017 |
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  Misha.Kaulashvili | Aug 22, 2016 |
A well written and thought-provoking justification to reach for the stars. ( )
  dpevers | Jan 31, 2016 |
In a tour of our solar system, galaxy and beyond, Cornell astronomer Sagan meshes a history of astronomical discovery, a cogent brief for space exploration and an overview of life-from its origins in the oceans to humanity's first emergence to a projected future where humans "terraform" and settle other planets and asteroids. Earth having long been swallowed by the sun. Maintaining that such relocation is inevitable, the author further argues that planetary science is of practical utility, fostering an interdisciplinary approach to looming environmental catastrophes such as "nuclear winter"
  paamember | Jan 13, 2016 |
If you want to see how science can offer a spiritual perspective, read this book. ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
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--The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.

"TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity's future in the stars."
--Chicago Tribune

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Examines humankind's changing awareness of its place in the universe and the rich potential of human ventures into the world beyond Earth

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