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Carl Sagan S Cosmic Connection

Author : Carl Sagan
ISBN : 0521783038
Genre : Nature
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A classic book by the world's most famous scientist and science visionary, back in print with a new perspective.
Category: Nature

The Cosmic Connection

Author : Carl Sagan
ISBN : OCLC:317932043
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy

Carl Sagan

Author : Ray Spangenburg
ISBN : 0313322651
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the personal life, scientific accomplishments, and career of Carl Sagan, astronomer, educator, and public television series host.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Carl Sagan
ISBN : 9780345331359
Genre : Science
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The well-known astronomer presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond
Category: Science

Oracles Of Science

Author : Karl Giberson
ISBN : 9780199728244
Genre : Religion
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Oracles of Science examines the popular writings of the six scientists who have been the most influential in shaping our perception of science, how it works, and how it relates to other fields of human endeavor, especially religion. Biologists Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson, and physicists Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Steven Weinberg, have become public intellectuals, articulating a much larger vision for science and what role it should play in the modern worldview. The scientific prestige and literary eloquence of each of these great thinkers combine to transform them into what can only be called oracles of science. Their controversial, often personal, sometimes idiosyncratic opinions become widely known and perceived by many to be authoritative. Curiously, the leading 'oracles of science' are predominantly secular in ways that don't reflect the distribution of religious beliefs within the scientific community. Many of them are even hostile to religion, creating a false impression that science as a whole is incompatible with religion. Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas offer an informed analysis of the views of these six scientists, carefully distinguishing science from philosophy and religion in the writings of the oracles. This book will be welcomed by many who are disturbed by the tone of the public discourse on the relationship between science and religion and will challenge others to reexamine their own preconceptions about this crucial topic.
Category: Religion

Civilized Life In The Universe

Author : George Basalla
ISBN : 9780195171815
Genre : Nature
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In this fascinating history of scientific speculation about intelligent extraterrestrial life from Plutarch to Hawking Basalla traces the influence of one speculation on the next showing an unbroken but twisting chain of ideas passed from one scientist to another, and from science to popular culture.
Category: Nature

Space Time And Aliens

Author : Steven J. Dick
ISBN : 9783030416140
Genre : Science
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In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume, former NASA Chief Historian Steven Dick reflects on the exploration of space, astrobiology and its implications, cosmic evolution, astronomical institutions, discovering and classifying the cosmos, and the philosophy of astronomy. The unifying theme of the book is the connection between cosmos and culture, or what Carl Sagan many years ago called the “cosmic connection.” As both an astronomer and historian of science, Dr. Dick has been both a witness to and a participant in many of the astronomical events of the last half century. This collection of papers presents his reflections over the last forty years in a way accessible to historians, philosophers, and scientists alike. From the search for alien life to ongoing space exploration efforts, readers will find this volume full of engaging topics relevant to science, society, and our collective future on planet Earth and beyond.
Category: Science

Vast Universe

Author : Thomas O'Meara
ISBN : 9780814680483
Genre : Religion
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If we have learned anything from recent advances in cosmology and astronomy, it is that we have only barely begun to comprehend the vastness of our universe and all that it contains. For Christians, this raises some fascinating questions: If there are intelligent beings out there, what would be their relationship to what Christianity claims is a special history on Earth of life with God? Would the fact of persons on other planets banish or modify our understanding of God? Would it reduce the importance of Jesus? What role might goodness and evil play in extraterrestrial civilizations? Might God have incarnated himself among other races of creatures, as he became incarnate as Jesus among us? Respectful of the sciences that disclose the reality of the universe, Thomas O'Meara wonders about good and evil, intelligence and freedom, revelation and life as they might exist in other galaxies. In this book, one possible aspect of the universe we live in meets the perspective of Christian revelation.
Category: Religion

Logical Investigative Methods

Author : Robert J. Girod
ISBN : 9781482243147
Genre : Computers
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All too often, professional investigations fail because those involved jump to conclusions and draw faulty premises that leave the trail cold. Correct conclusions are not the result of guessing, but by applying efficient thought processes. Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations is designed to he
Category: Computers

Global Overshoot

Author : doug cocks
ISBN : 9781461462651
Genre : Science
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Global Overshoot is a multidisciplinary analysis (including history and pre-history) from an ecological and evolutionary perspective of the contemporary world system. This book compares and critiques attitudes held by people with different world views to the hypothetical prospect of large widespread falls in quality of life. It also draws insights from these two analyses to develop and suggest a philosophy of Ecohumanism to people of good will who want to think constructively about the world’s converging problems, i.e. think altruistically and ‘think like an evolving ecosystem.’
Category: Science

Multicultural Writers Since 1945

Author : Alba della Fazia Amoia
ISBN : 0313306885
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The end of World War II led to increased interest in multicultural concerns and a flourishing of literary and artistic endeavors. It was also a time of decolonization and the emergence of new nations and cultures clamoring for recognition and respect. The political circumstances following World War II exposed many people to other cultures. This reference discusses the experiences of writers active since 1945 who were shaped by cultures other than their own. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 writers, including Chinua Achebe, W.H. Auden, Mircea Eliade, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, and Elie Wiesel. The profiled authors either lived in another culture voluntarily or were wrenched from one culture into another. Each entry includes a brief biography, a discussion of multicultural themes in the writer's works, a review of criticism, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. The reference demonstrates the value of multicultural experiences in the lives of writers around the world and fosters a greater appreciation of cultural diversity.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Bookseller

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ISBN : UCAL:B3312318
Genre : Bibliography
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The Hunt For Planet X

Author : Govert Schilling
ISBN : 0387778055
Genre : Science
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Ever since the serendipitous discovery of planet Uranus in 1871, astronomers have been hunting for new worlds in the outer regions of our solar system. This exciting and ongoing quest culminated recently in the discovery of hundreds of ice dwarfs in the Kuiper belt, robbed Pluto from its ‘planet’ status, and led to a better understanding of the origin of the solar system. This timely book reads like a scientific ‘who done it’, going from the heights of discovery to the depths of disappointment in the hunt for ‘Planet X’. Based on many personal interviews with astronomers, the well-known science writer Govert Schilling introduces the heroes in the race to be the first in finding another world, bigger than Pluto.
Category: Science

Deep Space Probes

Author : Gregory L. Matloff
ISBN : 9783540273400
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Space Age is nearly 50 years old but exploration of the outer planets and beyond has only just begun. Deep-Space Probes Second Edition draws on the latest research to explain why we should explore beyond the edge of the Solar System and how we can build highly sophisticated robot spacecraft to make the journey. Many technical problems remain to be solved, among them propulsion systems to permit far higher velocities, and technologies to build vehicles a fraction of the size of today’s spacecraft. Beyond the range of effective radio control, robot vehicles for exploring deep space will need to be intelligent, ‘thinking’ craft – able to make vital decisions entirely on their own. Gregory Matloff also looks at the possibility for human travel into interstellar space, and some of the immense problems that such journeys would entail. This second edition includes an entirely new chapter on holographic message plaques for future interstellar probes – a NASA-funded project.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Extraterrestrial Life Debate 1750 1900

Author : Michael J. Crowe
ISBN : 9780486145013
Genre : Science
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Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.
Category: Science

Astrobiology A Very Short Introduction

Author : David C. Catling
ISBN : 9780191665257
Genre : Science
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Astrobiology is the study of the origin and development of life on this and other planets. What fascinates people about astrobiology is that it seeks answers to long-standing unsolved questions: How quickly did life evolve on Earth and why did life persist here? Is there life elsewhere in the Solar System or beyond? The research of astrobiology has become more crucial than ever in recent decades, as biologists have discovered microbes that live in ever more extreme settings, such as bubbling hot springs, in acid, or deep within rocks. Rooted in strong and rigorous research, astrobiology incorporates the work of microbiologists, geologists, and astronomers. In this Very Short Introduction, David C. Catling introduces the origins of astrobiology and demonstrates its impact on current astronomical research and potential future discoveries. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Category: Science

Carl Sagan

Author : Jeremy Byman
ISBN : 1883846552
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the scientist who brought his passion for astronomy to the public through his television appearances on the "Tonight Show", his television series "Cosmos", and the feature film "Contact".
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The Cosmic Connection

Author : Jeff Kanipe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132230710
Genre : Science
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Examines the relationship between Earth and the rest of the universe, and how phenomena in outer space affect Earth's weather systems and plant and animal life.
Category: Science

Our Cosmic Universe

Author : John Daniel Kraus
ISBN : UCAL:B4309632
Genre : Astronomy
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Category: Astronomy