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 - Kevin Cecil - Goodreads
Sagan spends the first part of PALE BLUE DOT reminding us of the insignificance of Earth and it's denizens within the enormity of our universe. The second part looks at what we've done to expand our ... Read full review
Review: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceUser Review - Joseph Thomas - Goodreads
Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The ... Read full review