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Carl Sagan : a life in the cosmos

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  • "A biography of twentieth-century scientist Carl Sagan, discussing his lifelong obsession with interplanetary travel and life in outer space, and considering how that interest made him an icon of popular culture, but reflected badly on his professional standing."
  • "In this compelling life of Carl Sagan, award-winning science writer William Poundstone details the transformation of a bookish young astronomer obsessed with life on other worlds into science's first authentic media superstar. The instantly recognizable Sagan, a fixture on television and a bestselling author, offered the layperson entry into the mysteries of both the cosmos and science in general. Much of the scientific community, however, saw him as a pariah, a brazen publicity seeker who cared more about his image and his fortune than he did about the advancement of science. Poundstone reveals the seldom-discussed aspects of Sagan's life: the legitimate and important work of his early scientific career, the almost obsessive capacity to take and endless projects, and the multiple mariages and fractured personal life."

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  • "Biography"
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  • "Carl Sagan a life in the cosmos"
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