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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

Autor(a) de Contact

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Carl Sagan

Contact (1985) 9,131 exemplares
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) — Autor — 7,018 exemplares
OS DRAGÕES DO ÉDEN (1977) — Autor — 3,641 exemplares
Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) — Autor — 2,886 exemplares
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) — Autor — 2,233 exemplares
The Cosmic Connection (1973) 1,001 exemplares
Comet (1985) 875 exemplares
Contact [1997 film] (1997) 363 exemplares
Intelligent Life in the Universe (1962) 288 exemplares
LIFE Science Library: Planets (1966) 144 exemplares
Cosmos {1980 TV series} (1970) 114 exemplares
UFO's: A Scientific Debate (1972) — Editor — 95 exemplares
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (1973) — Editor — 49 exemplares
Other Worlds (1975) 49 exemplares
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 41 exemplares
Life in the Universe (1987) 17 exemplares
Planetary Exploration (1970) 6 exemplares
The Burden of Skepticism (1987) 4 exemplares
Wonder And Skepticism (1995) 4 exemplares
Space Age Dreamer 3 exemplares
Cosmos, Episode 8 3 exemplares
Cosmos, Episode 3 3 exemplares
Cosmos, Episode 7 3 exemplares
Cosmos, Episode 13 3 exemplares
Cosmos Livro 1 (1991) 3 exemplares
Selected from Cosmos (Ourworld) (1993) 3 exemplares
Origins of Life 3 exemplares
COSMOS DISC 5 2 exemplares
COSMOS DISC 3 2 exemplares
Dunya'dan Fısıltılar (2020) 2 exemplares
Planetary atmospheres (2012) 2 exemplares
Cosmos(korean Version) (2006) 2 exemplares
Untitled on Mars 2 exemplares
sagan 2 exemplares
The Cosmosphere (1981) 1 exemplar
Blekitna kropka (2020) 1 exemplar
Dragons of Eden (1988) 1 exemplar
Articles 1 exemplar
Cosmos -Libro electrónico- (1985) 1 exemplar
COSMOS DISC2 1 exemplar
Cosmos, Episodes 11 & 12 — Autor — 1 exemplar
Definitions of Life (2010) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições14,085 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuidor — 801 exemplares
The Faith Healers (1987) — Prefácio — 273 exemplares
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
The Planets (1983) — Prefácio, algumas edições83 exemplares
The Spear of Mars (1980) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Outer Edge (1996) — Introdução — 46 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Sagan, Carl
Nome legal
Sagan, Carl Edward
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Ithaca, New York, USA
Rathway, New Jersey, USA
University of Chicago (BA ∙ 1954 ∙ BS ∙ Physics ∙ 1955)
University of Chicago (MS ∙ Physics ∙ 1956)
University of Chicago (Ph.D ∙ Astronomy and Astrophysics ∙ 1960)
science writer
television presenter
Margulis, Lynn (first wife)
Druyan, Ann (third wife)
Sagan, Dorion (son)
Sagan, Nick (son)
Salzman, Linda (second wife)
Cornell University
Harvard University
American Astronautical Society
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (mostrar todos 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
Prémios e menções honrosas
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) (mostrar todos 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)
Morton Janklow

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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.



Group Read, April 2016: Contact em 1001 Books to read before you die (Abril 2016)


Moshepit20 | 31 outras críticas | Feb 28, 2024 |
This is a tribute to clear thinking – to using the tools of scientific reasoning and plain old skepticism to pick out what's real from the hoaxes, scams, and pseudoscience around us. Since it was written almost thirty years ago the examples used in the first part of the book are dated – faces on Mars, crop circles, alien abductions – but the methods it promotes are as relevant today as they were then. Where it hits its stride is in the latter chapters that describe how intellectual curiosity and scientific research have historically built on each other to create applications that were initially unimaginable. In the acknowledgments section Sagan explains how this was written over the course of nearly a decade. As a result it’s not a book to rush through, in fact it’s one worth rereading.… (mais)
wandaly | 104 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2024 |
Um livro de divulgação científica incrível, um dos melhores que já li, com uma exploração ao mesmo tempo imaginativa e fundamentada da relação da exploração científica do cosmos com os nosso problemas e necessidades terrenas. A imagem do pálido ponto azul, do início do livro, (da grande responsabilidade que temos perante a Terra dada à vastidão do universo), aparece inicialmente como uma imagem poderosa mas que não convence inteiramente, dado a aparência de salto e conexão rápida demais. Mas durante o livro ela vai se desdobrando em inúmeros argumentos e relações, ganhando corpo e efetividade. Da defesa de naves não tripuladas e exploração robótica; à descoberta dos CFCs, a especulações sobre frequências de rádio e vida inteligente, à discussão sobre recursos materiais extra-terrestres. Sagan consolida-se ao final, como um verdadeiro sábio: alguém que consegue fazer ciência, fazer política científica com o bem em vista e fazer divulgação científica inspiradora.… (mais)
henrique_iwao | 28 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
Science books always run the risk of being outdated as new knowledge is gained. Pale Blue Dot was published back in the mid-1990's, which makes it ancient for the genre. As it turns out, not as much of the book was outdated as I feared. But the real reason I wanted to read it was because [a:Carl Sagan|10538|Carl Sagan|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1394121255p2/10538.jpg] is the prose poet nonpareil for science. His soaring, thoughtful turns of phrase are rarely matched by other science popularizers.

There is a series of videos on You Tube, weaving Sagan's voice and writing (much of it from Pale Blue Dot) with images and wonderful music (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF17F07CFC3208E29). While reading this book, I could hear Carl's voice distinctly. If you choose to read or re-read PBD, I encourage you to watch those videos first. Your reading will be the richer for it.
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Treebeard_404 | 28 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |


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