Carl Sagan

Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

(This Edition Published)

Main Details
Author Carl Sagan
Contributing Writer Ann Druyan
Copyright Holder The Estate of Carl Sagan*
Publisher Headline Book Publishing
Typeset by Letterpart Limited
Printed and Bound by Mackays of Chatham plc
Cover photo C. Bjornberg*
First Published
This Edition Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 0-7472-7703-6
Barcode 9 780747 277033
Barcode (EAN) 01299
Printer's Key 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Price £12.99 UK
Format Paperback
Publication Location London
Page Count 246 pages
Language English
(H × W × D)
Chapters List of Illustrations

Part I: The Power and Beauty of Quantification
1. Billions and Billions
2. The Persian Chessboard
3. Monday-Night Hunters
4. The Gaze of God and the Dripping Faucet
5. Four Cosmic Questions
6. So Many Suns, So Many Worlds

Part II: What Are Conservatives Conserving?
7. The World That Came in the Mail
8. The Environment: Where Does Prudence Lie?
9. Croesus and Cassandra
10. A Piece of the Sky Is Missing
11. Ambush: The Warming of the World
12. Escape from Ambush
13. Religion and Science: An Alliance

Part III: Where Hearts and Minds Collide
14. The Common Enemy
15. Abortion: Is It Possible to Be Both "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice"? (co-written with Ann Druyan)
16. The Rules of the Game
17. Gettysburg and Now (co-written with Ann Druyan)
18. The Twentieth Century
19. In the Valley of the Shadow
Epilogue by Ann Druyan

A Few References and Suggestions for Further Reading


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