Carl Sagan

The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective


Main Details
Author Carl Sagan
Producer Jerome Agel
Publisher Doubleday
Format Hardback
Page Count 274 pages
Language English
Chapters PART ONE Cosmic Perspectives
1. A Transitional Animal
2. The Unicorn of Cetus
3. A Message from Earth
4. A Message to Earth
5. Experiments in Utopias
6. Chauvinism
7. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise
I. The Scientific Interest
8. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise
II. The Public Interest
9. Space Exploration as a Human Enterprise
III. The Historical Interest

PART TWO The Solar System
10. On Teaching the First Grade
11. “The Ancient and Legendary Gods of Old”
12. The Venus Detective Story
13. Venus Is Hell
14. Science and “Intelligence”
15. The Moons of Barsoom
16. The Mountains of Mars
I. Observations from Earth
17. The Mountains of Mars
II. Observations from Space
18. The Canals of Mars
19. The Lost Pictures of Mars
20. The Ice Age of the Cauldron
21. Beginnings and Ends of the Earth
22. Terraforming the Planets
23. The Exploration and Utilization of the Solar System

PART THREE Beyond the Solar System
24. Some of My Best Friends Are Dolphins
25. “Hello, Central Casting? Send Me Twenty Extraterrestrials”
26. The Cosmic Connection
27. Extraterrestrial Life: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
28. Has the Earth Been Visited?
29. A Search Strategy for Detecting Extraterrestrial Intelligence
30. If We Succeed...
31. Cables, Drums, and Seashells
32. The Night Freight to the Stars
33. Astroengineering
34. Twenty Questions: A Classification of Cosmic Civilizations
35. Galactic Cultural Exchanges
36. A Passage to Elsewhen
37. Starfolk
I. A Fable
38. Starfolk
II. A Future
39. Starfolk
III. The Cosmic Cheshire Cats


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