Contact by Carl Sagan
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Contact is a science fiction classic and an absolutely wonderful plot with very interesting characters. There are descriptions of space travel, alien worlds, and imaginings of how humans see space and time.
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all... the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space. December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who-- or what-- is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predict its future-- and our own.
 

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A respected planetary scientist best known outside the field for his popularizations of astronomy, Carl Sagan was born in New York City on November 9, 1934. He attended the University of Chicago, where he received a B.A. in 1954, a B.S. in 1955, and a M.S. in 1956 in physics as well as a Ph.D. in 1960 in astronomy and astrophysics. He has several early scholarly achievements including the experimental demonstration of the synthesis of the energy-carrying molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in primitive-earth experiments. Another was the proposal that the greenhouse effect explained the high temperature of the surface of Venus. He was also one of the driving forces behind the mission of the U.S. satellite Viking to the surface of Mars. He was part of a team that investigated the effects of nuclear war on the earth's climate - the "nuclear winter" scenario. Sagan's role in developing the "Cosmos" series, one of the most successful series of any kind to be broadcast on the Public Broadcasting System, and his book The Dragons of Eden (1977) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1978. He also wrote the novel Contact, which was made into a movie starring Jodie Foster. He died from pneumonia on December 20, 1996.
 
Published January 1, 1985 by Centur Publishing. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science & Math. Fiction
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Reviewed by Christine Anderson on May 20 2008

Contact is a science fiction classic and an absolutely wonderful plot with very interesting characters. There are descriptions of space travel, alien worlds, and imaginings of how humans see space and time.

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