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    DescriptionCarl 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 nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design, and a new concept of science as "informed worship." Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985 but never published, this book offers a unique encounter with one of the most remarkable minds of the twentieth century.


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    Title
    Varieties of Scientific Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carl Sagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 284
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143112624
    ISBN 10: 0143112627
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Approval Code: A13130000
    LC classification: QB
    DC21: 215
    BISAC V2.8: REL016000
    Abridged Dewey: 523
    BISAC V2.8: SCI015000
    DC22: 215
    BISAC V2.8: REL106000
    Thema V1.0: QRAM3, QRA, PGK
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    06 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Carl Sagan was 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, and Voyager spacecraft expeditions to the planets, for which he received the NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. Dr. Sagan received the Pulitzer Prize and the highest awards of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, and many other awards, for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. His book "Cosmos" (accompanying his Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning television series of the same name) was the bestselling science book ever published in the English language, and his bestselling novel, "Contact," was turned into a major motion picture.
    Review quote
    "Ann Druyan has unearthed a treasure. It is a treasure of reason, compassion, and scientific awe. It should be the next book you read." -Sam Harris, author of "The End of Faith" "A stunningly valuable legacy left to all of us by a great human being. I miss him so." -Kurt Vonnegut