Broca’s Brain by Carl Sagan audiobook

Broca’s Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

By Carl Sagan
Read by Dion Graham

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781531888480

  • ISBN: 9781531888480

Runtime: 12.25 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A fascinating book on the joys of discovering how the world works, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Cosmos and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.

Carl Sagan’s essays tell us about how the world works. In his delightfully down-to-earth style, he explores and explains a mind-boggling future of intelligent robots, extraterrestrial life and its consequences, and other provocative, fascinating quandaries of the future that we want to see today.

Introductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Closely reasoned, impeccably researched, gently humorous, utterly devastating.” Washington Post
“A message of tremendous hope for humanity…While ever conscious that human folly can terminate man’s march into the future, Sagan nonetheless paints for us a mind-boggling future.” Chicago Tribune
“Persuasive, provocative, and readable.” United Press International
“Dion Graham uses an impressive array of tonal patterns and phrasing tools to capture the meaning and wonder in Carl Sagan’s poetic writing…With the help of Graham’s excellent performance…these writings will continue to inspire new science enthusiasts. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Author Bio: Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan (1934–1996) was professor of astronomy and space sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the Mariner, Viking, and Voyager spacecraft expeditions, for which he received the NASA medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the highest awards of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, as well as many other awards for his contributions to science, literature, education, and the preservation of the environment. His book Cosmos, the companion book to his Emmy– and Peabody Award–winning television series of the same name, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and the bestselling science book ever published in the English language, and his bestselling novel Contact was turned into a major motion picture.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English