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By Keay Davidson

ISBN-10: 1620455919

ISBN-13: 9781620455913

A penetrating, spell binding biography of a systematic icon

"Absolutely interesting . . . Davidson has performed a amazing job."-Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"Engaging . . . available, conscientiously documented . . . sophisticated."-Dr. David Hollinger for the hot York occasions ebook overview

"Entertaining . . . Davidson treats [the] nuances of Sagan's advanced lifestyles with realizing and sympathy."-The Christian technology Monitor

"Excellent . . . Davidson acts as a willing critic to Sagan's works and their gigantic uncertainties."-Scientific American

"A interesting e-book approximately a rare man."-Johnny Carson

"Davidson, an award-winning technological know-how author, has written an soaking up portrait of this Pied Piper of planetary technology. Davidson completely explores Sagan's technological know-how, wrestles along with his politics, and plumbs his own passions with a telling intuition for the unveiling underside of a lifestyles lived so publicly."-Los Angeles Times

Carl Sagan was once some of the most celebrated scientists of this century―the good-looking and inviting visionary who encouraged a new release to appear to the heavens and past. His existence used to be either an highbrow dinner party and an emotional rollercoaster. in keeping with interviews with Sagan's friends and family, together with his widow, Ann Druyan; his first spouse, acclaimed scientist Lynn Margulis; and his 3 sons, in addition to specific entry to many own papers, this hugely acclaimed existence tale deals extraordinary perception into the most influential, provocative, and liked figures of our time―a advanced, contradictory prophet of the distance Age.

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52 Cari, however, says they were Conservative faith is unclear. In a 1991 interview, Jews, the more liberal CARL sagan: a life 12 (that more is, dox). 53 In any Reform but more conservative than case, both agree that their father, liberal gious interest. Cari says Rachel "definitely believed in active in the temple. . than Ortho- Sam, showed My mother only served kosher meat. little reli- God . and was . " The couple occasionally quarreled, but not over religion. " 55 In turn, Cari noted, "My dad liked bacon and eggs.

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