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Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

Autor(a) de Contact

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Carl Sagan

Contact (1985) 9,131 cópias
Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994) — Autor — 2,886 cópias
Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science (1979) — Autor — 2,233 cópias
The Cosmic Connection (1973) 1,001 cópias
Comet (1985) 875 cópias
Contact [1997 film] (1997) 363 cópias
LIFE Science Library: Planets (1966) 144 cópias
Cosmos {1980 TV series} (1970) 114 cópias
UFO's: A Scientific Debate (1972) — Editor — 95 cópias
Other Worlds (1975) 49 cópias
Mars and the Mind of Man (1971) 41 cópias
Life in the Universe (1987) 17 cópias
Planetary Exploration (1970) 6 cópias
The Burden of Skepticism (1987) 4 cópias
Wonder And Skepticism (1995) 4 cópias
Cosmos Livro 1 (1991) 3 cópias
Origins of Life 3 cópias
COSMOS DISC 5 2 cópias
COSMOS DISC 3 2 cópias
Dunya'dan Fısıltılar (2020) 2 cópias
Planetary atmospheres (2012) 2 cópias
Cosmos(korean Version) (2006) 2 cópias
Untitled on Mars 2 cópias
sagan 2 cópias
The Cosmosphere (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
A glorious dawn [single] 1 exemplar(es)
Blekitna kropka (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Experiments in Utopias 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmos 1980 publication. 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmos, Episodes 7 & 8 1 exemplar(es)
Dragons of Eden (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
Articles 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmos -Libro electrónico- (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
COSMOS DISC2 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmos, Episodes 11 & 12 — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Definitions of Life (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Cosmos, Episodes 9 & 10 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Uma Breve Historia do Tempo (1988) — Introdução, algumas edições14,086 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008) — Contribuinte — 801 cópias
The Faith Healers (1987) — Prefácio — 273 cópias
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
The Planets (1983) — Prefácio, algumas edições83 cópias
The Spear of Mars (1980) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Outer Edge (1996) — Introdução — 46 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Sagan, Carl
Nome de batismo
Sagan, Carl Edward
Data de nascimento
1934-11-09
Data de falecimento
1996-12-20
Local de enterro
Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca, New York, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Causa da morte
pneumonia
Locais de residência
Ithaca, New York, USA
Rathway, New Jersey, USA
Educação
University of Chicago (BA ∙ 1954 ∙ BS ∙ Physics ∙ 1955)
University of Chicago (MS ∙ Physics ∙ 1956)
University of Chicago (Ph.D ∙ Astronomy and Astrophysics ∙ 1960)
Ocupação
astronomer
science writer
scientist
professor
television presenter
physicist
Relacionamentos
Margulis, Lynn (first wife)
Druyan, Ann (third wife)
Sagan, Dorion (son)
Sagan, Nick (son)
Salzman, Linda (second wife)
Organizações
Cornell University
Harvard University
American Astronautical Society
American Astronomical Society
American Geophysical Union
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (mostrar todas 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
Premiações
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) (mostrar todas 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)
Agente
Morton Janklow
Pequena biografia
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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Resenhas

Assombrado com a escuridão que parece tomar conta do mundo, onde explicações pseudocientíficas e místicas ocupam cada vez mais os espaços dos meios de comunicação, Carl Sagan acende a vela do conhecimento científico para tentar iluminar os dias de hoje e recuperar os valores da racionalidade. Em meio a anjos e ETs, astrólogos e médiuns, fundamentalismos religiosos e filosofias alternativas, dois mais dois continuam a ser quatro e as leis da mecânica quântica permanecem valendo em qualquer parte do planeta. Este livro é uma reafirmação plena do poder positivo e benéfico da Ciência e da Tecnologia.… (mais)
 
Marcado
metodologia | outras 104 resenhas | Apr 18, 2011 |
Leitura: 2003

Fã do Carl. Tenho o livro e o filme.
Os dois não são exatamente iguais, mas é de longe a única vez que gostei muito de uma adaptação de um livro que eu tenha lido para o cinema.

O livro é encantador, e por noites a fio eu sonhei em ser Ellie Arroway, a protagonista do romance. Suas dúvidas que envolvem a ciência e a religião, quando um padre entra na sua vida também, fazem a narrativa fascinante.

Carl coloca os traumas, e as fragilidades da personagem, deixando-a imensamente humana, sem perder de vista a sua vertente científica.

Brilhante!!!

O filme tem o seu mérito porque as imagens criadas para representar o espaço sideral são absurdamente maravilhosas!

Indico os dois! Sem dúvida! :)
… (mais)
 
Marcado
paula.datti | outras 136 resenhas | Mar 11, 2011 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
90
Also by
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Membros
42,165
Popularidade
#408
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
500
ISBNs
543
Idiomas
27
Favorito
256

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