Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

Pale Blue Dot

By Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

  • Release Date: 1994-11-08
  • Genre: Physics
Score: 4.5
From 99 Ratings


“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—The Washington Post Book World (front page review)

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In Pale Blue Dot, Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.

“Takes readers far beyond Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—Chicago Tribune


  • Good book

    By Trex killer
    It was very eye opening.
  • Perspective

    By clax16
    Carl Sagan is an American hero. Read this book if you're at all interested in the Cosmos, planetary exploration, the evolution of life, but if for nothing else than for the perspective it provides. Sagan's writing fundamentally changes the way I look at the world.
  • Read and read again

    By ErikThecyclist
    Dr. Sagan is sorely missed. Though through this book his voice still speaks soft truths. I find it amazing that his vision of planetary exploration is still in place as he spelled it out in this ligature. This is really two books in one, the questioning of religion and the second of space exploration. Read thirst few chapters and open your mind.
  • More sacred than any religious text.

    By CapoTravers
    Carl Sagan's eloquent and passionate musings are a true inspiration for generations of humans who are moved by our relationship as a "thin film of life" on the "pale blue dot" with the virtually infinite expanse of the Cosmos. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to have had the opportunity to review the work of a man who had the courage and the tenacity to put forth arguments for the betterment of all Earthly life. Sagan has artfully articulated just how precious and fragile our modest home world is and how dire the need is for all people to come together and work proactively for benefit of humanity and its future survival.
  • One of my favorites!

    By Weiss89
    The world would be a much better place if everyone read this book.