- Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Media Books Llc (1 February 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1578150000
- ISBN-13: 978-1578150007
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.9 x 18.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
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Pale Blue Dot Audio, Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Feb 1998
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good reasons to explore space
22 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
21 people found this helpful.
Pale Blue Dot is a non-fiction and is Sagan’s analysis of the role space will play in humanity’s future. It was written in 1994, and therefore one of his last publications, as Sagan tragically died in 1996. The title of the book, Pale Blue Dot, was taken from the instantly infamous Pale Blue Dot photograph taken by Voyager 1 in 1990. In his book, Sagan created a short analysis of the importance of the human exploration of space. His reasons range from spin-off technology to the intrinsic value of exploration and discovery. But what struck me the most about Sagan’s book was that although he talked extensively about these as, in general, good reasons to explore space, they weren’t the best reason. Or rather, they weren’t enough. Sagan goes on to argue that the single greatest reason to explore space is the survival of the species. Something as an individual I haven't ever really thought of. It is possible that we could destroy ourselves through nuclear war, yes, but that’s not the survival Sagan is talking about. He’s speaking about asteroids. There is a chance that at some point in the future a rock big enough to destroy human life will collide with Earth. Exploring space and developing new technologies is the only way to search out and redirect incoming asteroids. If incoming asteroids cannot be redirected it is important to the species that we have settled elsewhere. Really great book, highly recommend it.
Only the first few chapters are read by Sagan....unlike the previously released audiobook in which he read the entire thing.
2 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
13 people found this helpful.
I was hoping for the entire audiobook to be narrated by Sagan but only the first few chapters are narrated by him. His wife narrates the rest. It's puzzling considering he had read his entire book in 1994 and it was made available at some point (almost the entire book can be found on youtube broken up by chapter unlike the CD set I purchased). It would've made more sense to have Ann Druyan read an introduction or include additional CDs of her readings while leaving his originals intact. My quest to find Chapter 22 narrated by Sagan continues...
30 December 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
16 people found this helpful.
Made me feel insignificant and have an existential crisis.
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Love it though
Love HIM Lots
1 February 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
24 people found this helpful.
Apparently I buy books while drunk, and then receive them and wonder when I thought I had time to read. Plus, I have a Kindle. But, how can you go wrong with Sagan? Love HIM Lots!
Favourite book out there!
5 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
6 people found this helpful.
My favourite all time read, lost my old one so I had to buy another one. Great quality, absolutely love. <3 If anyone has never read this book or is debating on doing so, you will not be disappointed in our Carl Sagan! I'm ecstatic to be able to reread this!