The Cosmic Connection

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The Cosmic Connection
The Cosmic Connection (book).jpg
The first edition
Author Carl Sagan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Popular science
Publication date
1973
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 274 (1973 Book Club Edition)
336 (2000 2nd edition)
ISBN 978-0521783033 (2nd edition)

The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective is a book by Carl Sagan, produced by Jerome Agel. It was originally published in 1973; an expanded edition with contributions from Freeman Dyson, David Morrison, and Ann Druyan was published in 2000 under the title Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection.[1] The book contains artwork by Jon Lomberg and other artists.

Summary[edit]

Sagan covers several topics, and focusses mainly on the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, the likelihood of the existence of more advanced civilizations, and their distribution in the local galaxy, and in the universe. He describes the hypothetical opinions of more advanced intelligences and their views of the Earth, as well as communication with mankind. He also discusses the popularity of UFO sightings and attempts mathematically to portray the probability of such events. Sagan also discusses his view of astrology as a pseudoscience.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann; Dyson, Freeman; Morrison, David (2000). Carl Sagan's Cosmic Connection. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521783033. 

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