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5.0 out of 5 stars For the Love of Knowledge Sagan is simply the best!
Carl Segan's love of science and enthusiasm for sharing it with others is evident in all of his work. Sagan writes in a way that teaches fascinating information. His writing style is engaging, non-intimidating and fun. He ignites and sometimes re-ignites people's fascination with science and the universe.

I read Broca's brain years ago and enjoyed it...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Carl Sagan a voice of sanity
A lovely set of essays about science. As always Sagan is humane and witty with a passion for his subjects. However too much of the book is spent refuting the "Worlds in Collision" hypothses of Emmanuel Velikovsky.This may have been necessary at the time it was written but the numerous illogical ideas pointed out by the author seem like overkill.As with von Daniken, the...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the Love of Knowledge Sagan is simply the best!, 25 Aug 2008
Carl Segan's love of science and enthusiasm for sharing it with others is evident in all of his work. Sagan writes in a way that teaches fascinating information. His writing style is engaging, non-intimidating and fun. He ignites and sometimes re-ignites people's fascination with science and the universe.

I read Broca's brain years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Subjects such as solar sailing using ion pressure, why earth has an atmosphere, can we know the universe and more were great to read.

One telling explanation about the motivation of people helps sum up Sagan's attitude about science: He writes:

"As the great captain of industry is moved by the love of wealth and the politician by the love of power, so the astronomer is moved by the love of knowledge for its own sake and not for the sake of its application. Yet he is proud to know that his science has been worth more to mankind that it has cost."

Overall a great book that teaches and inspires!

The Re-Discovery of Common Sense: A Guide To: The Lost Art of Critical Thinking
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3.0 out of 5 stars Carl Sagan a voice of sanity, 20 Feb 2012
A lovely set of essays about science. As always Sagan is humane and witty with a passion for his subjects. However too much of the book is spent refuting the "Worlds in Collision" hypothses of Emmanuel Velikovsky.This may have been necessary at the time it was written but the numerous illogical ideas pointed out by the author seem like overkill.As with von Daniken, the ideas of alien interaction with early civilizations conveniently move chronologically around the globe as civilization develops. Mesopotamia Egypt Central America. However the rest of the book is fun. If you want to know the location of Einstein's brain or why Titan is so odd this is the book for you.
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