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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) — Tekijä — 7,091 kappaletta
Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) — Tekijä — 2,935 kappaletta
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) — Tekijä — 2,250 kappaletta
The Cosmic Connection (1973) 1,015 kappaletta
Comet (1985) 883 kappaletta
Contact [1997 film] (1997) 373 kappaletta
Intelligent Life in the Universe (1962) 292 kappaletta
LIFE Science Library: Planets (1966) 146 kappaletta
Cosmos {1980 TV series} (1970) 120 kappaletta
UFO's: A Scientific Debate (1972) — Toimittaja — 97 kappaletta
Other Worlds (1975) 50 kappaletta
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (1973) — Toimittaja — 50 kappaletta
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 43 kappaletta
Life in the Universe (1987) 17 kappaletta
Planetary Exploration (1970) 6 kappaletta
The Burden of Skepticism (1987) 4 kappaletta
Wonder And Skepticism (1995) 4 kappaletta
Origins of Life 3 kappaletta
Space Age Dreamer 3 kappaletta
Cosmos, Episode 8 3 kappaletta
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Cosmos, Episode 3 3 kappaletta
Cosmos Livro 1 (1991) 3 kappaletta
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Untitled on Mars 2 kappaletta
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The Cosmosphere (1981) 1 kappale
Blekitna kropka (2020) 1 kappale
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Articles 1 kappale
Cosmos -Libro electrónico- (1985) 1 kappale
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Kanoninen nimi
Sagan, Carl
Virallinen nimi
Sagan, Carl Edward
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
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 (näytä kaikki 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
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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) (näytä kaikki 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
Lyhyt elämäkerta
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.



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Contents Preface vii Foreword, by Ra y Bradbury ix 1
HYPOTHESES 1 WalterSullivan 5 CarISagan 9 Ray Bradbury 17 Bruce Murray 21 ArthurC.Clarke 26 Rebuttals and Responses 29
2 AFTERTHOUGHTS 43 Bruce Murray 47 ArthurC.Clarke 79 CarlSagan 89 WalterSullivan 117 Ray Bradbury 129
Merkitty asiattomaksi
Asko_Tolonen | Jul 17, 2020 |
The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a Pulitzer Prize-winning[1] 1977 book by Carl Sagan. In it, Sagan combines the fields of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science to give a perspective on how human intelligence may have evolved.
Sagan discusses the search for a quantitative means of measuring intelligence. He argues that the brain to body mass ratio is an extremely good correlative indicator for intelligence, with humans having the highest ratio and dolphins the second highest,[2] though he views the trend as breaking down at smaller scales, with some small animals (ants in particular) placing disproportionally high on the list. Other topics mentioned include the evolution of the brain (with emphasis on the function of the neocortex in humans), the evolutionary purpose of sleep and dreams, demonstration of sign language abilities by chimps and the purpose of mankind's innate fears and myths. The title "The Dragons of Eden" is borrowed from the notion that man's early struggle for survival in the face of predators, and in particular a fear of reptiles, may have led to cultural beliefs and myths about dragons.
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