Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Ballantine Books, 1997 - 360 pages
"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."
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Review: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
I initially started reading this because I absolutely love Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" speech in the first chapter. And I still do. Perhaps this book deserves more than the three stars I'm giving it ... Read full review
Review: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceUser Review - Matthew Thomas - Goodreads
The subtitle of this book feels accurate, though a little misleading. The majority of the book instead focuses on what is current, and what we know of our own solar system. That said, this is an ... Read full review