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 - Lotz - Goodreads
Once, in German class, I recommended Carl Sagan's magnificent Cosmos television series to a classmate. “Wow,” she said. “That's the first time somebody suggested Carl Sagan to me who wasn't a pothead ... Read full review
Review: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in SpaceUser Review - Benjamin Atkinson - Goodreads
To say Carl Sagan is under-rated is probably a stretch for most people; not me. He is one of the most rare of intellectuals; a genius who is grounded and can explain incredibly complicated concepts in ... Read full review