Carl Sagan's universe / edited by Yervant Terzian, Elizabeth Bilson

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Subjects: Life on other planets
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Science--Social aspects
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
LC Classification: Q, QB
Physical Description: xiii, 282 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Table of Contents: List of Contributors
Preface / Yervant Terzian, Elizabeth M. Bilson
Planetary Exploration 1
1. On the Occasion of Carl Sagan's Sixtieth Birthday / Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. 3
2. The Search for the Origins of Life: U.S. Solar System Exploration, 1962-1994 / Edward C. Stone 8
3. Highlights of the Russian Planetary Program / Roald Sagdeev 28
4. From the Eyepiece to the Footpad: The Search for Life on Mars / Bruce Murray 35
Life in the Cosmos 49
5. Environments of Earth and Other Worlds / Owen B. Toon 51
6. The Origin of Life in a Cosmic Context / Christopher F. Chyba 64
7. Impacts and Life: Living in a Risky Planetary System / David Morrison 75
8. Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Significance of the Search / Frank D. Drake 87
9. Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Search Programs / Paul Horowitz 98
10. Do the Laws of Physics Permit Wormholes for Interstellar Travel and Machines for Time Travel? / Kip S. Thorne 121
Interlude 135
11. The Age of Exploration / Carl Sagan 141
Science Education 161
12. Does Science Need to Be Popularized? / Ann Druyan 163
13. Science and Pseudoscience / James Randi 170
14. Science Education in a Democracy / Philip Morrison 179
15. The Visual Presentation of Science / Jon Lomberg 190
16. Science and the Press / Walter Anderson 206
17. Science and Teaching / Bill G. Aldridge 212
Science, Environment, and Public Policy 219
18. The Relationship of Science and Power / Richard L. Garwin 221
19. Nuclear-Free World? / Georgi Arbatov 228
20. Carl Sagan and Nuclear Winter / Richard P. Turco 239
21. Public Understanding of Global Climate Change / James Hansen 247
22. Science and Religion / Joan B. Campbell 254
23. Speech in Honor of Carl Sagan / Frank Press 261
Epilogue 271
24. Carl Sagan at Sixty / Frank H. T. Rhodes 273
Index 277
Additional Authors: Terzian, Yervant, 1939-
Bilson, Elizabeth M
Notes: LCCN: 96040511
ISBN: 052157286X (hbk.)
ISBN: 0521576032 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 36130681
ISBN/ISSN: 052157286X
0521576032