Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan audiobook

Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record

By Timothy Ferriss , Carl Sagan , Ann Druyan , F. D. Drake , Jon Lomberg , and  Linda Salzman Sagan
Read by Nick Sagan , Ann Druyan , F. D. Drake , Jon Lomberg , and  Timothy Ferris

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781531888367

  • ISBN: 9781531888367

Runtime: 5.73 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In 1977, two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft was a gold-coated copped phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time. Each record contained 118 photographs of our planet; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; an evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages (and one whale language). This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why they did it, how they selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains.

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.

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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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Author Bio: Ann Druyan

Author Bio: Ann Druyan

Ann Druyan is an author, writer, and television producer. She was cowriter, along with her late husband Carl Sagan, of the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and served as creative director of the NASA project to design a complex message consisting of music, images, and ideas for possible alien civilizations which was placed aboard the Voyager 1 and 2 interstellar spacecraft. Druyan is the author or coauthor of several books, including Comet and, most recently, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Discover, Explorers Journal, and the Saturday Evening Post.

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Author Bio: F. D. Drake

Author Bio: F. D. Drake

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Author Bio: Jon Lomberg

Author Bio: Jon Lomberg

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Author Bio: Linda Salzman Sagan

Author Bio: Linda Salzman Sagan

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Author Bio: Timothy Ferris

Author Bio: Timothy Ferris

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 5.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English