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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

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A respected planetary scientist best known outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in 1954, a B.S. in 1955, and a M.S. in 1956 in physics as well as a Ph.D. in vis mere 1960 in astronomy and astrophysics. He has several early scholarly achievements including the experimental demonstration of the synthesis of the energy-carrying molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in primitive-earth experiments. Another was the proposal that the greenhouse effect explained the high temperature of the surface of Venus. He was also one of the driving forces behind the mission of the U.S. satellite Viking to the surface of Mars. He was part of a team that investigated the effects of nuclear war on the earth's climate - the "nuclear winter" scenario. Sagan's role in developing the "Cosmos" series, one of the most successful series of any kind to be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System, and his book The Dragons of Eden (1977) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He also wrote the novel Contact, which was made into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He died from pneumonia on December 20, 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Serier

Værker af Carl Sagan

Kontakt (1985) 9,305 eksemplarer, 136 anmeldelser
Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation (1980) 8,426 eksemplarer, 85 anmeldelser
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) — Forfatter — 7,141 eksemplarer, 104 anmeldelser
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence (1977) — Forfatter — 3,696 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) — Forfatter — 2,958 eksemplarer, 30 anmeldelser
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) — Forfatter — 2,258 eksemplarer, 17 anmeldelser
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are (1992) 1,339 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Cosmic Connection (1973) 1,024 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
Comet (1985) 891 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Murmurs of Earth; The Voyager Interstellar Record (1978) 394 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Contact [1997 film] (1997) 378 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Intelligent Life in the Universe (1962) 293 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
LIFE Science Library: Planets (1966) 146 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Cosmos {1980 TV series} (1970) 124 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
The Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War (1983) 100 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
UFO's: A Scientific Debate (1972) — Redaktør — 98 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Other Worlds (1975) 51 eksemplarer
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (1973) — Redaktør — 51 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Life in the Universe (1987) 17 eksemplarer
Planetary Exploration (1970) 6 eksemplarer
The Burden of Skepticism (1987) 4 eksemplarer
Wonder And Skepticism (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Selected from Cosmos (Ourworld) (1993) 3 eksemplarer
Origins of Life 3 eksemplarer
Space Age Dreamer 3 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episode 3 3 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episode 8 3 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episode 7 3 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episode 13 3 eksemplarer
Cosmos Livro 1 (1991) 3 eksemplarer
COSMOS DISC 5 2 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episodes 5 & 6 2 eksemplarer
COSMOS DISC 3 2 eksemplarer
Dunya'dan Fısıltılar (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episodes 3 & 4 2 eksemplarer
Cosmos(korean Version) (2006) 2 eksemplarer
sagan 2 eksemplarer
Planetary atmospheres (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Cosmos, Episodes 1 & 2 2 eksemplarer
Untitled on Mars 2 eksemplarer
Definitions of Life (2010) 1 eksemplar
COSMOS. TOMO I. Carl Sagan 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
COSMOS. TOMO II. Carl Sagan 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
The Cosmosphere (1981) 1 eksemplar
Cosmos, Episodes 11 & 12 — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Dragons of Eden (1988) 1 eksemplar
Articles 1 eksemplar
Cosmos -Libro electrónico- (1985) 1 eksemplar
COSMOS DISC2 1 eksemplar

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Hawkings univers : fra big bang til sorte huller (1988) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver14,465 eksemplarer, 125 anmeldelser
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Bidragyder — 807 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
The Faith Healers (1987) — Forord — 277 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Bidragyder — 185 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Planets (1983) — Forord, nogle udgaver85 eksemplarer
The Spear of Mars (1980) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Outer Edge (1996) — Introduktion — 48 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. XCVI, No. 8 (August 1976) (1976) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser

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Kanonisk navn
Sagan, Carl
Juridisk navn
Sagan, Carl Edward
Fødselsdato
1934-11-09
Dødsdag
1996-12-20
Begravelsessted
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dødssted
Seattle, Washington, USA
Dødsårsag
pneumonia
Bopæl
Ithaca, New York, USA
Rathway, New Jersey, USA
Uddannelse
University of Chicago (BA ∙ 1954 ∙ BS ∙ Physics ∙ 1955)
University of Chicago (MS ∙ Physics ∙ 1956)
University of Chicago (Ph.D ∙ Astronomy and Astrophysics ∙ 1960)
Erhverv
astronomer
science writer
scientist
professor
television presenter
physicist
Relationer
Margulis, Lynn (first wife)
Druyan, Ann (third wife)
Sagan, Dorion (son)
Sagan, Nick (son)
Salzman, Linda (second wife)
Organisationer
Cornell University
Harvard University
American Astronautical Society
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (vis alle 15)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Children's Health Fund Advisory Board
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CISCOP)
Council for a Livable World
Council on Foreign Relations
Federation of American Scientists
Guggenheim Foundation
International Academy of Humanism
Planetary Society
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Fellow, American Physical Society (1989)
American Philosophical Society (1995)
International Space Hall of Fame (2004)
Pulitzer Prize (1978)
John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award (1982)
Joseph Priestley Award (1976) (vis alle 32)
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Medal (Awarded by the Soviet Cosmonauts Federation, 1987)
Harold Masursky Award for Meritorious Service to Planetary Science (1991)
Explorers Club, Lowell Thomas Award (1980)
Oersted Medal (1990, American Association of Physics Teachers)
Public Welfare Medal (1994)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1977)
Emmy (Outstanding Individual Achievement, 1981)
Emmy (Outstanding Informational Series, 1981)
Humanist of the Year (1981)
Hugo Award (1981, 1988)
Isaac Asimov Award (1994)
Peabody Award (1980)
Klumpke-Roberts Award (1974)
Golden Plate Award (1975)
Locus Award (1986)
Grand-Cross, Order of Saint James of the Sword (1998)
Pantheon of Skeptics (2011)
NASA Apollo Achievement Award (1970)
Prix Galabert (1973)
Peter Lavan Award (1984)
New Priorities Award (1984)
Sidney Hillman Foundation Prize Award (1984)
SANE National Peace Award (1984)
Olive Branch Award (1984, 1986, 1989)
Leo Szilard Award for Physics in the Public Interest (1985)
Nahum Goldmann Medal (1986)
Agent
Morton Janklow
Kort biografi
Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

He is world-famous for writing popular science books and for co-writing and presenting the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which has been seen by more than 500 million people in over 60 countries.[2] A book to accompany the program was also published. He also wrote the novel Contact, the basis for the 1997 film of the same name. During his lifetime, Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he frequently advocated skeptical inquiry, secular humanism, and the scientific method.

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I attempted to read this in high school, and it was one of the few books back then that I started and finally just gave up on. All these years later, I understand why, though I'm glad I finished it this time. There's more math, hypothesizing, and character work than story in this novel, and realistically, although a lot happens, it happens very slowly and without much drama of the sort that would normally keep pages turning. In some ways, it's more like reading a fictionalized biography than a novel. All that said, Sagan's writing is lovely to fall into, and considering how much math and build-up drove this novel, I enjoyed it quite a bit. I don't, however, see myself delving into more of Sagan's fiction.… (mere)
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whitewavedarling | 135 andre anmeldelser | Jul 18, 2024 |
Sagan never disappoints. Everyone should read this.
 
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CADesertReader | 84 andre anmeldelser | Jul 18, 2024 |
Este libro, que contiene más de doscientas cincuenta ilustraciones a todo color verdaderamente asombrosas, está basado en un programa de trece capítulos que el profesor Carl Sagan realizó para la televisión. Narrado con la proverbial habilidad que tiene Sagan para conseguir que las ideas científicas sean comprensibles y apasionantes, Cosmos trata de la ciencia en su contexto humano más amplio y explica cómo la ciencia y la civilización se desarrollan conjuntamente.
La obra aborda también el tema de las misiones espaciales destinadas a explorar los planetas más próximos a la Tierra, se ocupa de la Antigua Biblioteca de Alejandría, del cerebro humano, de los jeroglíficos egipcios, del origen de la vida, de la muerte del sol, de la evolución de las galaxias y de los orígenes de la materia, los soles y los mundos.
Sagan nos habla de una evolución cósmica de quince mil millones de años que ha transformado la materia en vida y consciencia, haciendo posible que el cosmos se interrogara acerca de si mismo. Comenta los más recientes descubrimientos sobre la vida fuera de la Tierra , y como podemos comunicarnos con los habitantes de otros mundos.
Sagan contempla así nuestro planeta desde un privilegiado punto de vista extraterrestre, y lo ve como un mundo azul habitado por una forma de vida que apenas acaba de descubrir su propia unidad y se aventura en el vasto océano del espacio.
… (mere)
 
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MiguelReviejo | Jun 24, 2024 |
Este libro, que contiene más de doscientas cincuenta ilustraciones a todo color verdaderamente asombrosas, está basado en un programa de trece capítulos que el profesor Carl Sagan realizó para la televisión. Narrado con la proverbial habilidad que tiene Sagan para conseguir que las ideas científicas sean comprensibles y apasionantes, Cosmos trata de la ciencia en su contexto humano más amplio y explica cómo la ciencia y la civilización se desarrollan conjuntamente.
La obra aborda también el tema de las misiones espaciales destinadas a explorar los planetas más próximos a la Tierra, se ocupa de la Antigua Biblioteca de Alejandría, del cerebro humano, de los jeroglíficos egipcios, del origen de la vida, de la muerte del sol, de la evolución de las galaxias y de los orígenes de la materia, los soles y los mundos.
Sagan nos habla de una evolución cósmica de quince mil millones de años que ha transformado la materia en vida y consciencia, haciendo posible que el cosmos se interrogara acerca de si mismo. Comenta los más recientes descubrimientos sobre la vida fuera de la Tierra , y como podemos comunicarnos con los habitantes de otros mundos.
Sagan contempla así nuestro planeta desde un privilegiado punto de vista extraterrestre, y lo ve como un mundo azul habitado por una forma de vida que apenas acaba de descubrir su propia unidad y se aventura en el vasto océano del espacio.
… (mere)
 
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MiguelReviejo | Jun 24, 2024 |

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Statistikker

Værker
94
Also by
18
Medlemmer
42,963
Popularitet
#396
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
500
ISBN
549
Sprog
27
Udvalgt
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