Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."--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... show more
"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN'S BOOKS."--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
Publish date: September 8th 1997
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
If I haven't mentioned it before, let me iterate that I love Carl Sagan; I've even said that my first born child will be named after him. While this was dry in some places, which was unusual for Sagan, it was a fantastic work nonetheless. I found it very interesting that astrophysics could potenti...
When did you last despair of the fleeting nature of the human enterprise? It is a constant thought with me now. Humans have endangered the prospects of life on this planet that we call home through a consistent defiance of sensibilities. Consider the conceits that afflict us: of being a superior spe...
Sagan has been an inspirational figure to for quite a few years, but there are a couple of books by him that I hadn’t gotten around to yet. Pale Blue Dot is another commendable popular science book, where he explores issues surrounding space travel and colonisation. The treatment of subject matter s...
I missed just who Sagan was quoting, as I was e-mailing a long overdue message, but my brain was distracted back to the audio with these sentiments... ...lamentable that science has overtaken religion. Religion was human-centric; humans were the point. Science just states that humans are inconsequen...
I took so many notes out of this book! I really enjoy it when Carl Sagan talks about space. He is so passionate about it, and is smart enough to understand it and be able to explain it so easily and poetically, that it just a joy to read. On a Carl Sagan star scale (as compared to his other books), ...