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Carl Sagan - Billions & Billions (2nd Hand Paperback)

£6.45
SKU B001770
Synopsis

Subtitled : Thoughts on Life & Death at The Brink of The Millennium.

Billions & Billions : Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium is a 1997 book by the American astronomer and science populariser Carl Sagan. It was the last book written by Sagan before his death in 1996.

This is a collection of essays ranging in subject matter from the invention of the game of chess to whether there is life on Mars, via discussions of abortion, Greek mythology and the power of numbers. It also provides rare glimpses of Sagan himself, and his struggle with myelodysplasia.

These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century?

Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan's thoughts about love, death, and God.

Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, this book is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.

Details
  • Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Acceptable (Faint tanning & a very few neat written notes & underling. Small spill stain to bottom corner edges of 8 pages mid-book).
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Science & Technology
  • Published : 1997 (Headline)
  • ISBN : 9780747277033
  • SKU : B001770
  • PPC : LL390gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

". . . everything you would expect from Carl Sagan. Fabulous, even when what should be badly dated by now still sadly applies." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, poet, and science communicator.