ISBN 9780671004101,Contact



Carl Sagan


Simon & Schuster



Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780671004101

ISBN-10 0671004107


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

Carl Sagan brings his unparalleled imagination of human exploration in one of his best science fiction work. Making a contact with life existing elsewhere in the cosmos has always been one of the most fantasized topics and it has faced mixed opinions from various sects of society. In this book, which is set in a futuristic world, Sagan combines his ever inspiring cosmic visions with geopolitical and religious inertia that has always been a hindering factor for every scientific and technological breakthrough throughout human history. Contact is about a team of experts who venture into something completely extraordinary after a success that had come after umpteen futile attempts to look for life in other part of the Universe. An immaculate vision of future world and status of human exploration is neatly brought out in the book. Sagan's Contact stands special among numerous non-fiction scientific works of the author and a classic example for his unmatched visions. Contact was also made as a movie based on the same work which became popular as one of the best sci-fi movies. About Carl Sagan Carl Sagan could be unarguably considered as a great ambassador of humanity for his wonderful contributions towards science and creating a perspective for our species that is beyond all the boundaries of geography, politics and our place in this universe. Though he was a brilliantly talented astronomer, astrophysicist and cosmologist - fields which are considered to belong to an elite set of intellectuals - Sagan brought that to common man's backyard by adding a unique universal perspective to it. Remembered for his golden plaque idea on Voyager spacecraft which is now floating in the outskirts of Solar System carrying humanity's message, Sagan with his thought of Pale Blue Dot, reminded us with what, where and why we belong here. Playing a major part in several planetary missions for NASA, he was an exceptional source of inspiration in Astrobiology, and SETI research. He was probably one of the very few who has won both Pulitzer Prize and Emmy awards for his works. Awarded by NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal and several other distinguished honours, Carl Sagan took popularizing science to a different level through his TV series Cosmos. Though he spent most of his career life as a Professor at Cornell University, Carl Sagan could easily be considered as a faculty of humanity. Some of his other books are The Demon-Haunted World, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space, The Varieties of Scientific Experiences and Billions & Billions.