Books by Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan was Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, and Voyager spacecraft expeditions to the planets, for which he received


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Released: Nov. 6, 2006

"A fitting memorial to one of the great popularizers of scientific thought."
Sagan's 1985 Gifford lectures, edited by his widow. Read full book review >
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Released: June 11, 1997

"This book captures his spirit at its best."
The final book by the late science populist (The Demon-Haunted World, 1996, etc.) shows him in his role as one of the finest exponents of science for the general public. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Sagan has produced a valuable document on the side of scientific civilization and enlightened progress."
Alarmed by the rise of superstition and pseudoscience, a leading science writer rallies the forces of reason and scientific literacy. Read full book review >
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Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Nevertheless, Sagan will once again dazzle readers with his brilliance and breadth of vision. (Photos and illustrations, not seen) (Author tour)"
This logical successor to Cosmos (1980) offers the characteristic Sagan blueprint for humankind's long-term vitality. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Too long and preachy, but, still, crack science-writing for the masses, and the Sagan name will vault it onto the charts."
A BIG book about BIG questions—``Who are we? Read full book review >