and Billions : Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the
Millennium by Carl
In this book, his last, Carl Sagan shows once
again his extraordinary ability to interpret the mysteries of
life and the majesty of the universe for the general reader.
Brilliant, eloquent, and imbued with Sagan's uniquely childlike
sense of awe, this entertaining collection of essays captures
the authors spirit at its best.
In Billions and Billions Sagan applies
what we know about science, mathematics, and space to everyday
life, as well as to the exploration of many essential questions
concerning the environment and our future. Ranging far and wide
in subject matter, he takes his readers on a soaring journey,
from the invention of chess to the possibility of life on Mars,
from Monday Night Football to the relationship between
the United States and Russia, from global warming to the
abortion debate. And, on a more intimate note, we are given a
rare glimpse of the author himself as he movingly describes his
valiant fight for his life, his love of his family, and his
personal beliefs about death and God.
Throughout these essays, Sagan provides
clarity and understanding for an audience eager to make sense of
the world around it as it prepares for the challenges of the
coming millennium, and in the process he illuminates his
strongly held belief that we have the ability to change the
world and our lives for the better.
Sagan has said, We make our world significant
by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.
With this book, as in his magnificent career, he makes this
world significant indeed.
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