Carl Sagan

Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium


Main Details
Author Carl Sagan
Contributing Writer Ann Druyan
Author photo/portrait Sam Jones
Book Design by J. K. Lambert*
Copyright Holder The Estate of Carl Sagan*
Publisher Random House
Cover/Jacket Design by Andy Carpenter
Copyright Holder (Cover/Jacket Design) Random House, Inc.
About/Subject Politics
About/Subject Climate Change
About/Subject Religion
About/Subject Environment
About/Subject Cosmology
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0-679-41160-7
Barcode (EAN) 0-780679 411604
EAN 5 52400
UPC 0-90129 02400 1
UPC 5 41160
Price U.S.A. $24.00
Price Canada $33.50
Library of Congress Classification Number Q173.S24 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 500—dc21
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 96-52730
Printer's Key 6 8 9 7 5
Other 6/97
Format Hardback
Publication Location United States
Page Count 241 pages
Language English
(H × W × D)
Chapters List of Illustrations

Part I: The Power and Beauty of Quantification
1. Billions and Billions
2. The Persian Chessboard
3. Monday-Night Hunters
4. The Gaze of God and the Dripping Faucet
5. Four Cosmic Questions
6. So Many Suns, So Many Worlds

Part II: What Are Conservatives Conserving?
7. The World That Came in the Mail
8. The Environment: Where Does Prudence Lie?
9. Croesus and Cassandra
10. A Piece of the Sky Is Missing
11. Ambush: The Warming of the World
12. Escape from Ambush
13. Religion and Science: An Alliance

Part III: Where Hearts and Minds Collide
14. The Common Enemy
15. Abortion: Is It Possible to Be Both "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice"? (cowritten with Ann Druyan)
16. The Rules of the Game
17. Gettysburg and Now (cowritten with Ann Druyan)
18. The Twentieth Century
19. In the Valley of the Shadow

Epilogue by Ann Druyan
Notes Printed in U.S.A.

The title appears as "Billions & Billions" on the cover, spine, and back cover; and as "Billions and Billions" on the title page.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Sagan, Carl
Billions and billions: thoughts on life and death at the brink of the millennium/Carl Sagan
p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN 0-679-41160-7
1. Science---Miscellanea---Popular works. I. Title.
Q173.S24 1997 500---dc21 96-52730


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