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Carl Sagan's cosmic connection : an extraterrestrial perspective

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Kirtland Community College Library QB 54 .S24 2000 30775305484058 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0521783038
  • ISBN: 9780521783033
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxi, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

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General Note: Originally published: The cosmic connection. New York : Doubleday, 1973.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Freeman J. Dyson -- Carl Sagan: A New Sense of the Sacred / Ann Druyan -- Pt. 1. Cosmic Perspectives -- 1. A Transitional Animal -- 2. The Unicorn of Cetus -- 3. A Message from Earth -- 4. A Message to Earth -- 5. Experiments in Utopias -- 6. Chauvinism -- 7. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: I. The Scientific Interest -- 8. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: II. The Public Interest -- 9. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise: III. The Historical Interest -- Pt. 2. The Solar System -- 10. On Teaching the First Grade -- 11. "The Ancient and Legendary Gods of Old" -- 12. The Venus Detective Story -- 13. Venus Is Hell -- 14. Science and "Intelligence" -- 15. The Moons of Barsoom -- 16. The Mountains of Mars: I. Observations from Earth -- 17. The Mountain of Mars: II. Observations from Space -- 18. The Canals of Mars -- 19. The Lost Pictures of Mars -- 20. The Ice Age and the Cauldron -- 21. Beginnings and Ends of the Earth -- 22. Terraforming the Planets -- 23. The Exploration and Utilization of the Solar System -- Pt. 3. Beyond the Solar System -- 24. Some of My Best Friends Are Dolphins -- 25. "Hello, Central Casting? Send Me Twenty Extraterrestrials" -- 26. The Cosmic Connection -- 27. Extraterrestrial Life: An Idea Whose Time Has Come -- 28. Has the Earth Been Visited? -- 29. A Search Strategy for Detecting Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- 30. If We Succeed ... -- 31. Cables, Drums, and Seashells -- 32. The Night Freight to the Stars -- 33. Astroengineering -- 34. Twenty Questions: A Classification of Cosmic Civilizations -- 35. Galactic Cultural Exchanges -- 36. A Passage to Elsewhen -- 37. Starfolk 1. A Fable -- 38. Starfolk 2. A Future -- 39. Starfolk 3. The Cosmic Cheshire Cats -- Epilog to Carl Sagan's The Cosmic Connection / David Morrison.
Summary, etc.: A new edition of twentieth-century astronomer Carl Sagan's 1973 work on the science of the solar system, space colonization, and the possible existence of extraterrestrial life; includes an essay on Sagan's lasting appeal and influence, and an epilogue that discusses the accuracy of his predictions.
Subject: Life on other planets
Life Origin
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