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The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension.

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who — or what — is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future — and our own.

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"Contact deals with issues...worth pondering. The range and depth of ideas is quite uncommon." New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Like a good mystery, Contact keeps us curious to the end...ingenious and satisfying." Newsweek

Synopsis:

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who — or what — is out there?

In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future — and our own.

About the Author

The books of Carl Sagan, the distinguished astronomer, are the most widely read scientific works in the world. Cosmos, first published in 1980, is the bestselling science book ever published in the English language. The accompanying Peabody and Emmy Award winning television series was broadcast in sixty countries. His other books include The Dragons of Eden, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1978, Broca's Brain, and the bestseller (with Ann Druyan), Comet.

Dr. Sagan was deeply involved in both spacecraft exploration of the planets and the radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence. His numerous awards included the NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and for Distinguished Public Service, the John F. kennedy Astronautics Award, the Honda Prize, the Joseph Priestly Award "for distinguished contributions to the welfare of mankind," and the National Academy of Science Public Service Medal. The National Science Foundation states his "research revolutionized planetary science...his gifts to mankind were infinite."

Dr. Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences at Cornell University, where he also served as director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at the Center for Radiophysics and Space Research. He died in 1996.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671004101
Author:
Sagan, Carl
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Interstellar communication
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Extraterrestrial beings
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
02-4128
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 7.21 oz

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Product details 448 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671004101 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Contact deals with issues...worth pondering. The range and depth of ideas is quite uncommon."
"Review" by , "Like a good mystery, Contact keeps us curious to the end...ingenious and satisfying."
"Synopsis" by , In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who — or what — is out there?

In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future — and our own.

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