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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan served as the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA Medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and (twice) for Distinguished Public Service.   His Emmy- and Peabody–winning television series, Cosmos, became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television. The accompanying book, also called Cosmos, is one of the bestselling science books ever published in the English language. Dr. Sagan received the Pulitzer Prize... Read More


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Written by Carl Sagan, Foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Introduction by Ann Druyan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | December 2013
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-53943-4 (0-345-53943-5)


Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space... Read more

The Varieties of Scientific Experience
Written by Carl Sagan, Edited by Ann Druyan
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | November 2007
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311262-4 (0-14-311262-7)

Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality

The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect... Read more

Billions & Billions
Written by Carl Sagan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | May 1998
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-37918-4 (0-345-37918-7)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us.

These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating... Read more

Pale Blue Dot
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1997
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-37659-6 (0-345-37659-5)

“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... Read more

Written by Carl Sagan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$23.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-41222-5 (0-345-41222-2)

What are these graceful visitors to our skies? We now know that they bring both life and death and teach us about our origins.

Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin... Read more

The Demon-Haunted World
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | February 1997
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-40946-1 (0-345-40946-9)

A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace

A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—Los...
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Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Written by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Ballantine Books | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-38472-0 (0-345-38472-5)

"Dazzling...A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...It is an amazing story masterfully told."
World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan... Read more

Dragons of Eden
Written by Carl Sagan
Ballantine Books | Paperback | December 1986
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-34629-2 (0-345-34629-7)

“A history of the human brain from the big bang, fifteen billion years ago, to the day before yesterday . . . It's a delight.”—The New York Times

Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great reading adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the... Read more

Broca's Brain
Written by Carl Sagan
Ballantine Books | Paperback | February 1986
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-33689-7 (0-345-33689-5)

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.

“Magnificent . . . Delightful . . . A masterpiece. A message of tremendous hope for humanity . . . While ever conscious that human folly can terminate... Read more