What are the best books by Carl Sagan?

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    Contact is a science fiction novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning astrophysicist, Carl Sagan. It was originally published in 1985, and it tells the story of mankind's first encounter with extraterrestrial lifeforms.


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    Nathan Wood
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Interesting and informative is what I'd say this book is. It talks a lot about how aliens came about and how they came to Earth. Very fine read from Carl Sagan who is one of the most renowned in science. Good length and the book is made well. "
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    Cosmos written by the scientist Carl Sagan is one of the best-selling nonfiction books of all time. Cosmos, a beautiful book, with numerous illustrations, it is based on the TV Show with the same name.


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    Roger Schmidt
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The illustration effects are quite exquisite. The plot is very captivating. People struggle for years to find great best-selling nonfiction books and this certainly qualifies! "
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    #3Pale Blue Dot

    Pale Blue Dot

    The author of Contact, Carl Sagan presents probably his most fascinating, memorable and revealing book. This is the sequel of 'Cosmos', where he completes his revolutionary travel through time and space. 


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    Jerry Beck
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Amazing book, a must read!!! It will transform you, for sure"
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    #4The Demon-Haunted World

    The Demon-Haunted World

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark is a 1995 non-fiction book written by the renowned astrophysicist, Carl Sagan. It calls for the continued advancement of science through the development of critical thinking.


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    Douglas Hansen
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Well this solution fits in nicely with the topic. It asked for the best books by Carl Sagan and what better solution would there be other than a book by Carl Sagan. This book is sold at a great price with solid reviews. Anyone who is a fan of Carl Sagan will easily enjoy this book."
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    #5Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    Carl Sagan and Ann Duyan teamed up to write this popular science book, in which the evolutionary history of life on Earth is detailed. Towards the end of the book, the resemblances  between humans and extinct primates are analysed. 


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    Susan Weaver
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My favorite genres always delve into the sci-fi. The Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors does my favorite genre justice this riveting tale of human discovery. "
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    #6Billions & Billions

    Billions & Billions
    Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium is a non-fiction novel by renowned astrophysicist, Dr. Carl Sagan. It is the last book Sagan wrote, published posthumously in 1997.

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    Douglas Hudson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Carl is one of the prominent intellectuals that I truly admire and look up to. Throughout his life, he always pursued to challenge the most enduring and fundamental questions relating to our existence. In his last book, Billions & Billions, which was published posthumously, he has summarized his thought and perception based on his experience and scientific facts regarding the cosmos and our tiny role as human beings in this empty vastness of the space. I am still fascinated by this man's humbleness and attitude toward life that pertains to its very core of being a human."
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    #7The Dragons of Eden

    The Dragons of Eden

    The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence is a non-fiction book written by Dr. Carl Sagan. Originally published in 1977, it won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1978.


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    Paul Pena
    Written on April 17, 2018
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    #8Broca's Brain

    Broca's Brain
    Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science is a non-fiction book by the highly-acclaimed astronomer, Carl Sagan. It is a collection of essays that explore concepts about what awaits mankind in the future.

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    Christian Williamson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Carl Sagan was a great man, and an inspiration to me and scientists everywhere. "Broca's Brain" is a collection of essays, primarily on futurism. Some of them are a little dated, and others are almost scarily accurate. This is well worth the read for that. However, some of them are quite bland, and others are clearly obsolete, so I'm knocking off a point for that."
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    #9The Varieties of Scientific Experience

    The Varieties of Scientific Experience

    The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God is a non-fiction book written by Carl Sagan. It was published posthumously to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed astronomer's death.


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    Robert Fernandez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is one of Carl Sagan's best that he has written. It is a non-fiction book about a famous astronomer."
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    #10The Cosmic Connection

    The Cosmic Connection

    The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective is a non-fiction book by Dr. Carl Sagan, published in 1973. It helped to popularize science as it explored concepts in astronomy in an easily understandable manner. 


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    Nathan Hopkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "we should embrace astronomy"


Best What are the best books by Carl Sagan
1ContactBooks 43 Paid
2CosmosBooks 39 Paid
3Pale Blue DotBooks 37 Paid
4The Demon-Haunted WorldBooks 33 Paid
5Shadows of Forgotten AncestorsBooks 32 Paid
6Billions & BillionsBooks 30 Paid
7The Dragons of EdenBooks 28 Paid
8Broca's BrainBooks 25 Paid
9The Varieties of Scientific ExperienceBooks 23 Paid
10The Cosmic ConnectionBooks 22 Paid

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