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Carl Sagan was my childhood hero.  He was the last one still alive, and needless to say I was shocked and dismayed by his ill-starred death.  Now all my heroes are dead.  All any of us have left are reruns of Cosmos, and the rest of his life's work.  Cosmos came out on PBS when I was just 8.  Since it was about then that I really got into astronomy, I can only guess that Cosmos had something to do with it.  Astronomy was such a part of my life I was determined to pursue it academically.  I still regret leaving it, and keep hedging my bets about one day going back to it.  I am so much better at linguistics than physics, but when Carl Sagan died the very night I mailed my applications for grad school in linguistics, you can imagine what I was thinking, even though, like him, I don't really believe in such nonsense.  Still, I felt like I betrayed him.  It's no wonder I'm confused.  And then, to have nearly had a chance to meet him at this fancy black-tie dinner when I was in Washington when Shoemaker-Levy 9 smashed into Jupiter and not having the guts to go say 'hello'.... Oh the agony of it!  Presidents and teen idols never phased me as much as my admiration for Carl Sagan.  So, I've put together this page.  In part because it provides me with a convenient list of links to the books I don't have, and websites for when I want to wallow in my sorrow, but also because I don't want people to forget everything that Carl Sagan meant for the generations that remember him, and a resource for parents that want to share Carl's joy of science with their own kids.  In any case, please feel free to let me know about any other websites or Carl Sagan-related stuff  I ought to have posted here.  I'll even take personal stories of Carl's influence on your life.  Just e-mail them to me at templebattlestrong@tripod.com.  In the meantime, enjoy.

       

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Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works about Carl Sagan                      Works by his kids/wife

Books by Carl's Favourite Scientists              Links                   Poem

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More TYB Books Pages, including: Amateur & Backyard Astronomy Books, University of Arizona Space Science Series, Astronomy Books A-M   N-Z, Sidney Harris Books, Affordable Astronomy Books - under $30, from Amazon.com, History of Astronomy Books, Astrophotography Books, Biographies of Famous Scientists, Scientific American Library Books, Mathematics Books Page 1, Chaos Theory Books, and more.

Works by Carl Sagan

Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium*  (UK book)

The Dragons of Eden: winner of the Pulitzer Prize*

Broca's Brain*

Comet*  (from UK) (Spanish)

Contact: like most movies, the book is better* or try the video or DVD anyway (not that the movie was bad, though)
(UK audio book, UK book) (Spanish)

Cosmos*        Cosmos Video Series*     (UK book)     Cosmos: Extract    Reader Study Guide for Cosmos

The Demon-Haunted World*  (UK book)

Pale Blue Dot*  (UK book)   (UK audio book) (US audio)

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors*   (UK book)

The Cold and the Dark

Communication with Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence

Cosmic Connection*

Intelligent Life in the Universe*  (UK book)

A Path Where No Man Thought

Murmurs of Earth*

Planets

Spear of Mars

UFO's Scientific Debate

A Brief History of Time*

Astronomy & Astrophysics Encyclopedia

The Evolution of a Planetary System

Visions of the 21st Century (audio)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Astronomy

Encyclopedia of the Paranormal

The Faith Healers

Life in the Universe Essays (audio)

The Making of a Soviet Scientist : My Adventures in Nuclear Fusion and Space from Stalin to Star Wars

Chemistry Imagined : Reflections on Science

More to come:

I've been approached by someone giving credit to Carl Sagan for part of an upcoming novel.  He would like me to review the book for this page.  So look for this here, and a link when the book is released.

Buy books by Carl in GERMAN!!! from Amazon.de      
no, he didn't write them in German, they're translated....

Blauer Punkt im All. Unsere Zukunft im Kosmos.

Contact

Der Drache in meiner Garage. Oder die Kunst der Wissenschaft Unsinn zu entlarven.

Schöpfung auf Raten.

Signale der Erde. Unser Planet stellt sich vor.

Unser Kosmos. Eine Reise durch das Weltall.

Look for Australian books by Carl Sagan      

Science and Nature Magazines

Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works by his kids/wife

Books by Carl's Favourite Scientists              Links                   Poem

Works about Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan and Immanuel Velikovsky  (UK book)

Carl Sagan's Universe

Carl Sagan and Ted Turner Interview *(video)

Carl Sagan: Superstar Scientist

The Complete Book of Extraterrestrial Encounters

The Night Carl Sagan Stepped on My Cat

Carl Sagan (A&E Biography) - (video)

Carl Sagan : A Life--(UK book)

Carl Sagan : A Life in the Cosmos-- (UK book)

Carl Sagan: A Tribute

Carl Sagan : In Contact With the Cosmos

Carl Sagan : Astronomer -- NEW!

                        Radio Link

Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works about Carl Sagan

Books by Carl's Favourite Scientists              Links                   Poem

Books by Carl's kids and his wife

Garden of Microbial Delights(UK) : A Practical Guide to the Subvisible World(US) - Dorion

Slanted Truths(UK): Essays on Gaia, Symbiosis, and Evolution(US) - Dorion

What is Sex? (UK) (US) - Dorion

Origins of Sex : Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination (Bio-Origins Series)(UK)  (US) - Dorion

Leben. Vom Ursprung zur Vielfalt. Ein Peter N. Nevraumont Buch. - Dorion

Geheimnis und Ritual. Die Evolution der menschlichen Sexualität. -- Dorion

Microcosmos : Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our Microbial Ancestors - Dorion (contrib.)

What is Life? - Dorion

Biospheres : Metamorphosis of Planet Earth - Dorion

The Microcosmos Coloring Book  - Dorion (Illustrator)

Did you know Nick Sagan is Story Editor for Star Trek: Voyager???   Star Trek: Voyager Encyclopedia

Famous Broken Heart: A Fantasy Novel (113P) - Ann Druyan

Up From Dragons: The Evolution of Human Intelligence - Dorion

Acquiring Genomes - Dorion

Omniversica for link to an interview with Dorion and his poem about his dad

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Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works about Carl Sagan

Works by his kids/wife             Links                   Poem 

Books By/About Carl's Favourite Scientists

Democritus             Kepler         Newton           Darwin              Einstein

Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works about Carl Sagan                      Works by his kids/wife

Books by Carl's Favourite Scientists              Poem

Links

Carl Sagan Honorary Site                                   Contact: The Movie

Carl Sagan obituary from CNN                                         Carl Sagan Quote Page

Carl Edward Sagan: An Electronic Monument                                Some Interesting Carl Sagan Sites

The summer of Sagan                                                   The Planetary Society

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Productions

Dr. Carl Sagan, David Duncan Professor of Astronomy (Pacific)

Dr. Carl Sagan, November 9, 1934 -December 20, 1996 (Spacelab)

Carl Sagan's Top 5 List of Most Influential Scientists

Scientific American's Report on the death of Carl Sagan, 01/06/97

The Carl Sagan Mailing List                                   In Honor of Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Memorial                                  Carl Sagan (UMich)

Carl Sagan@2think.org                             Cornell University Astronomy Department

The Legacy of Carl Sagan (CNN)                         Playboy Magazine Interviews

A Tribute to Carl Sagan (UPenn)                                   Carl Sagan Photo Gallery

Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopedia Entry               Polish Encyclopedia Entry

Carl Sagan Webring

Press Release: NASA renames Pathfinder Lander

Information about Dr. Carl Sagan from the web

Virtual Carl Sagan Station

Real Player Audio of Carl Sagan Appearance on NPR's Science Friday, May 3, 1996

In Memorium                                        Dedicated to

A "Humorous" Tribute

Agence Science Press Tribute Page - this one's in French

More humour at Carl Sagan's expense

On Carl Sagan's death in Italian

Carl Sagan - this one's in Spanish

Posted 12/26/96                                 A Quote

Carl Sagan's bios, a review?

JPL - Carl Sagan

The Carl Sagan Chair at SETI

Sagan as jargon

Ames Digital Library -- Pioneer 10

Club Cientifico Carl Sagan -- this is in Spanish or Portuguese or something.

Charles Ginenthal accuses Carl Sagan of being snide and dishonest...

Carl Sagan Award winner 1998

CSICOP -- Carl Sagan

Sagan Society Events Calendar

Florida Today - Ann Druyan on the release of Contact

Space Exploration at the Millennium

Contact as Physics homework

Portrait of the 'Skeptic' as a young man

Carl Sagan -- in something Slavic...

Learning about Faith from Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan interview

Got any more??  I want them.  Send them to me, please!!!

Other Astronomy Pages                      Works by Carl Sagan                     Works about Carl Sagan                      Works by his kids/wife

Books by Carl's Favourite Scientists              Links

Carl Sagan, a Poem

Vicariously,
Like most of the world,
I met Carl Sagan when I was in the 2nd grade.
What wonders he showed!
But those were only justification
To a child already captured by the stars.
The joy is painful!
A friendless little girl.
A brilliant man doing what we love.
He was my hero, my model,
In some ways even a god to me.
My last tie to the awesome.
When I was grown and plans had gone awry,
He came into my life again.
As if to remind me.
And now he stood but five feet
From my reluctant form,
Too afraid to say even "hello".
I paid for that mistake with his life.
Yes, he's dead now,
A cruel Christmas present to me,
But also a reminder.
Not to give in. Not to give up.
Never mind the practical.
Defy the nay-sayers.
I love astronomy like he loved it:
With all my soul.
My path is not as easy as his,
But maybe longer.
I have hit detours,
But I can never give up.
To do so would be to deceive myself.
To kill myself.
Do not ask me again.
May I never forget what Carl Sagan has taught me.
Because there's no one left to teach it
Anymore.

(Not the most profound statement, admittedly, but that's why you didn't have to pay good money to read it.)

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