Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A follow-up to the best-selling Cosmos takes an entertaining look at humankind's changing awareness of its place in the universe and the rich potential of human ventures into the world beyond Earth. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Book News
Sagan (astronomy, Cornell U.) continues the scientific voyage begun in his bestseller, Cosmos , suggesting that our survival depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds, and advocating spending "billions and billions" on ditching this lovely planet. He discusses the Voyager and other space expeditions, characteristics of galaxies, and conditions on other planets. Illustrated by color photos and paintings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
A thousand years from now, our epoch will be remembered as the time when we first left the Earth and saw it from beyond the outermost planet as a pale blue dot, almost lost against the backdrop of the stars. As we complete the preliminary reconnaissance of our Solar System, we hunger for a long-term vision of the human future. Now, the astronomer who brought the Universe to so many people answers that call - suggesting that our very survival depends on the exploration and settlement of other worlds. Pale Blue Dot reveals how science has revolutionized our understanding of where we stand and who we are and challenges us to weigh what we will do with that knowledge. Emerging out of our sometimes reluctant recognition of our true place in the Cosmos comes a vision of an exhilarating future with a surprisingly spiritual impact.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines humankind's changing awareness of its place in the universe and the rich potential of human ventures into the world beyond Earth

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679438410
0679438416
Branch Call Number: 919.904 SAG
Characteristics: xviii, 429 p. : ill., photos. ; 24 cm.

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