sion'" by Carl Sagan, in Scientists Confront Velikovsky, edited by D. Goldsmith. . Each chapter of Broca's Brain is written for a gen eral audience. In a few. Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science is a book by astrophysicist Carl Sagan. . Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.
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The author retraces the fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into life and consciousness, enabling the cosmos to wonder about itself.
He considers the latest findings on life elsewhere and how we might communicate with the beings of other worlds A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking Book 23 editions published between and in English and Undetermined and held by 4, WorldCat member libraries worldwide A Brief History of Time, published in , was a landmark volume in science writing and in world-wide acclaim and popularity, with more than 9 million copies in print globally.
The original edition was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the origins and nature of the universe. But the ensuing years have seen extraordinary advances in the technology of observing both the micro- and the macrocosmic world--observations that have confirmed many of Hawking's theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book.
Now a decade later, this edition updates the chapters throughout to document those advances, and also includes an entirely new chapter on Wormholes and Time Travel and a new introduction. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals.
Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science 36 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Discusses practical applications of astronomy, various aspects of our solar system, and the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence Planets by Carl Sagan Book 37 editions published between and in English and German and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Lavishly illustrated discussion of the tools and techniques of astronomy, of Earth and the other planets, and of the possibility of life in other parts of the solar system Intelligent life in the universe by I.
After what promises to be a detailed and thoroughly dramatic exploration of the outer solar system from Jupiter to Uranus between and , these space vehicles will slowly leave the solar systems - emissaries of the Earth to the realm of the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft is a gold-coated copper phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contains photographs of our planet, ourselves and our civilization; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; and evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages and one whale language , including salutations from the President of the United States and the Secretary General of the United Nations.
Sagan and Shklovskii then move on to talking about the primary topic of the book: Life. In particular, the possibility for the presence of life throughout the universe.
The book supposes that life in it's most rudimentary form is in fact like A masterful collaboration between two of the world's best astrophysists of the 20th century. The book supposes that life in it's most rudimentary form is in fact likely to be extremely common throughout the universe.
The rigourous scientific method applied by both authors serves to make this book highly relevant in the present day, as they do not make conclusions readily upon little hard evidence. When there is evidently a dearth of understanding on a topic for, for example in the formation of our solar system, they present differing views that still stand to this day as valid discussion.
This makes this book an invaluable asset to anyone wishing to learn more about the possibility of extraterrestrial life and in particular intelligent extraterrestrial life. Being a biologist, I found the parts focusing on astrobiology to be particularly interesting. I thus enjoyed the conjectures about what extraterrerstrial beings would look like and what the conditions for life are.
A particular highlight of the book is the in depth explanation of how we would go about communicating with interstellar communities which was elegantly explained by the authors. I found the book to be enchanting and awe-inspiring from beginning to end.