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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

Auteur de Contact

92+ oeuvres 42,618 utilisateurs 504 critiques 258 Favoris

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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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins


Œuvres de Carl Sagan

Contact (1985) 9,233 exemplaires
Cosmos (1980) 8,353 exemplaires
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (1995) — Auteur — 7,082 exemplaires
Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) — Auteur — 2,929 exemplaires
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) — Auteur — 2,246 exemplaires
Comète (1985) 883 exemplaires
Contact (1997) 373 exemplaires
Intelligent Life in the Universe (1962) 290 exemplaires
Les planètes (1966) 146 exemplaires
Cosmos {1980 TV series} (1970) 120 exemplaires
Le froid et les ténèbres (1983) 98 exemplaires
UFO's: A Scientific Debate (1972) — Directeur de publication — 97 exemplaires
Other Worlds (1975) 50 exemplaires
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (1973) — Directeur de publication — 50 exemplaires
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 42 exemplaires
Life in the Universe (1987) 17 exemplaires
Planetary Exploration (1970) 6 exemplaires
The Burden of Skepticism (1987) 4 exemplaires
Wonder And Skepticism (1995) 4 exemplaires
Origins of Life 3 exemplaires
Space Age Dreamer 3 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episode 8 3 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episode 7 3 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episode 3 3 exemplaires
Cosmos Livro 1 (1991) 3 exemplaires
Selected from Cosmos (Ourworld) (1993) 3 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episode 13 3 exemplaires
COSMOS DISC 5 2 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episodes 5 & 6 2 exemplaires
COSMOS DISC 3 2 exemplaires
Dunya'dan Fısıltılar (2020) 2 exemplaires
sagan 2 exemplaires
Cosmos(korean Version) (2006) 2 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episodes 3 & 4 2 exemplaires
Untitled on Mars 2 exemplaires
Cosmos, Episodes 1 & 2 2 exemplaires
Planetary atmospheres (2012) 2 exemplaires
The Cosmosphere (1981) 1 exemplaire
Blekitna kropka (2020) 1 exemplaire
Dragons of Eden (1988) 1 exemplaire
Articles 1 exemplaire
Cosmos -Libro electrónico- (1985) 1 exemplaire
COSMOS DISC2 1 exemplaire
Cosmos, Episodes 11 & 12 — Auteur — 1 exemplaire
Definitions of Life (2010) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Une brève histoire du temps (1988) — Introduction, quelques éditions14,287 exemplaires
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contributeur — 803 exemplaires
The Faith Healers (1987) — Avant-propos — 277 exemplaires
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contributeur — 184 exemplaires
The Planets (1983) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions84 exemplaires
The Spear of Mars (1980) — Contributeur — 70 exemplaires
The Outer Edge (1996) — Introduction — 47 exemplaires


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Nom canonique
Sagan, Carl
Nom légal
Sagan, Carl Edward
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de sépulture
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Lieu de naissance
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Lieu du décès
Seattle, Washington, USA
Cause du décès
Lieux de résidence
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 (tout afficher 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
Prix et distinctions
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) (tout afficher 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
Courte biographie
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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> Babelio :

> COSMIC CONNECTION ou l'Appel des étoiles, de Carl Sagan. — Les grandes explorations recommencent : l’enfer sulfureux de Vénus, les glaces carboniques et les volcans géants de Mars, bientôt les océans de méthane de Jupiter se découvrent à nous. Nos sondes quittent maintenant le système solaire, porteuses de messages pour les étoiles lointaines, cependant que nos radiotélescopes se mettent à l’écoute des autres galaxies. Trouver des formes de vie autres, dialoguer avec des civilisations extra-terrestres, ces vieux rêves de l’humanité se concrétisent aujourd’hui. La réalité dépasse la science-fiction. Ed. Le Seuil, 1978.
Revue Française de Yoga, (15), Janvier 1997
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Joop-le-philosophe | 9 autres critiques | Jul 31, 2022 |
Un roman culte par un auteur culte; un classique de la science-fiction moderne.
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