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Carl Sagan's Universe Paperback – 17 Apr 2009
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'This beautifully illustrated book (20 colour plates, many more in black and white) is a fitting tribute by more than 20 of his friends and colleagues to the best-known astronomer of our time … it is also exhilarating, because it records a vertitable explosion in our knowledge of the universe - an explosion in which Sagan often acted as a fuse … All the essays are by leading authorities in the field, yet all are accessible to the non-specialist reader. They are full of fascinating and little-known items of information … Carl Sagan's Universe covers such a vast range of topics … that I cannot imagine any intelligent reader failing to derive both information and entertainment from it.' Arthur C. Clarke, The Times Higher Education Supplement
' … presentations delivered at a Cornell University symposium, in October 1994, in honour of Sagan's 60th birthday. It is instructive not only in the subjects covered but in the reverence held for Sagan by the presenters: authors, theologians and sociologists.' Mark Freistedt, American Statesman
'… admirably clear and approachable.' New Scientist
'Respect and admiration Carl Sagan commanded amongst colleagues and friends … Articles include one by Carl Sagan himself … The book is illustrated with 20 colour plates and many photographs. I found this book absorbing and enlightening and a very fitting tribute to Carl Sagan.' Eric Partridge, Astronomy Now
'Carl Sagan's Universe is a remarkable mélange of thoughts, commentaries, and expositions woven into a set of themes that includes planetary exploration, life in the cosmos, science education, and science, environment and public policy.' Sky and Telescope
'… a worthy memorial to a brilliant and humane scientist of our century.' V. V. Raman, Choice
' … a very fine piece of work that will interest a wide range of readers'. Nature
'… I would recommend it to all those who share, or who would like to share, Carl Sagan's optimistic vision of the contribution science can make to a hopeful future for humanity.' Ian Crawford, The Observatory
' … a highly recommended, fascinating, informative and in places provocative read.' Edward Hanna, The Journal of the British Astronomical Association
'… teeming with thoughts and ideas.' The CT
Carl Sagan's many contributions to science and society have been profound and far-reaching, influencing millions of people around the world. This is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated collection of articles by a distinguished team of authors and covers the many fields in which he worked.See all Product description