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By Carl Sagan | Comments: ( 257 ) | Date: ( Apr 09, 2020 )

Recorded at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, this audio work features the Pulitzer Prize wining author, Dr Carl Sagan His presentation evoked the sane tenets and mysteries offered in his immensely popular PBS series, Cosmos , and his bestselling book, The Dragons of Eden These cassettes also include many of the world s leading religiousRecorded at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, this audio work features the Pulitzer Prize wining author, Dr Carl Sagan His presentation evoked the sane tenets and mysteries offered in his immensely popular PBS series, Cosmos , and his bestselling book, The Dragons of Eden These cassettes also include many of the world s leading religious and political leaders Posthumously, Dr Sagan s novel, Contact , is now a major motion picture starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConnaugh.


  • Title: Visions for the 21st Century
  • Author: Carl Sagan
  • ISBN: 9781879323582
  • Page: 127
  • Format: Audio

About Author:

Carl Sagan

In 1934, scientist Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y After earning bachelor and master s degrees at Cornell, Sagan earned a double doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1960 He became professor of astronomy and space science and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, and co founder of the Planetary Society A great popularizer of science, Sagan produced the PBS series, Cosmos, which was Emmy and Peabody award winning, and was watched by 500 million people in 60 countries A book of the same title came out in 1980, and was on The New York Times bestseller list for 7 weeks Sagan was author, co author or editor of 20 books, including The Dragons of Eden 1977 , which won a Pulitzer, Pale Blue Dot 1995 and The Demon Haunted World Science As a Candle in the Dark 1996 , his hardest hitting on religion With his wife, Ann Druyan, he was co producer of the popular motion picture, Contact, which featured a feminist, atheist protagonist played by Jodie Foster 1997 The film came out after Sagan s death, following a 2 year struggle with a bone marrow disease Sagan played a leading role in NASA s Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo expeditions to other planets Ann Druyan, in the epilogue to Sagan s last book, Billions and Billions Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium published posthumously in 1997 , gives a moving account of Carl s last days Contrary to the fantasies of the fundamentalists, there was no deathbed conversion, no last minute refuge taken in a comforting vision of a heaven or an afterlife For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching As we looked deeply into each other s eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous life together was ending forever For his work, Dr Sagan received the NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and twice for Distinguished Public Service, as well as the NASA Apollo Achievement Award Asteroid 2709 Sagan is named after him He was also awarded the John F Kennedy Astronautics Award of the American Astronautical Society, the Explorers Club 75th Anniversary Award, the Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Medal of the Soviet Cosmonauts Federation, and the Masursky Award of the American Astronomical Society, for his extraordinary contributions to the development of planetary science As a scientist trained in both astronomy and biology, Dr Sagan has made seminal contributions to the study of planetary atmospheres, planetary surfaces, the history of the Earth, and exobiology Many of the most productive planetary scientists working today are his present and former students and associates.He was also a recipient of the Public Welfare Medal, the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences.Dr Sagan was elected Chairman of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, President of the Planetology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science For twelve years he was the editor in chief of Icarus, the leading professional journal devoted to planetary research He was cofounder and President of the Planetary Society, a 100,000 member organization that is the largest space interest group in the world and Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.In their posthumous award to Dr Sagan of their highest honor, the National Science Foundation declared that his research transformed planetary science his gifts to mankind were infinite D 1996.More ffrf news day dayitems it



Comments Visions for the 21st Century

  • Heather Denkmire

    This was disappointing. Sagan's portion was quite small despite the description's implication that it "features" his words. I didn't listen to the whole set of speeches, just Sagan's. It seemed to be like one of those lunch hour features on NPR and I just wasn't in the mood. Sagan's speech itself was uninspiring and blah, too.


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