Item #17244 Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. Carl Sagan.
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

New York: Random House, 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

A Fine Hardcover in a Fine Dust Jacket. A New Giftable Book. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling.

Fine / Fine. Item #17244
ISBN: 0679438416

Carl Sagan, the celebrated popular science writer, captivates us not just with his vast knowledge but also through his boundless optimism and profound sense of wonder. He possesses a remarkable talent for transforming science into gripping drama, igniting our imagination.

After exploring our origins in "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (1992), Sagan turns his focus to the cosmos, continuing his cosmic journey from "Cosmos" fourteen years earlier. Armed with an extensive wealth of knowledge accumulated during this time, Sagan passionately champions space exploration. He believes our innate urge to explore and thirst for frontiers are essential to our survival as a species.

In this beautifully illustrated work, Sagan delves into the human need for journeys and quests, intertwined with our insatiable curiosity about our place in the universe. These philosophical musings seamlessly blend with precise accounts of interplanetary exploration, from the Apollo moon landings to the feats of robotic missions like Voyager.

With meticulous detail, Sagan unveils thrilling discoveries about the gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune—as well as their moons, captivating rings, and ever-changing atmospheres. He persuasively argues for the immense value of planetary exploration, not only broadening our knowledge of celestial neighbors but also enhancing our understanding of and responsibility for our own planet.

While we face formidable challenges on our fragile blue world, our history is one of reaching for the stars. Carl Sagan's resounding message echoes the importance of continuing our cosmic quest without faltering.

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