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    • Cosmos

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: LeVar Burton, Seth MacFarlane, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cosmos is one of the best-selling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • incredible book doesn't translate well into audio

    • By Anonymous User on 24-08-2018

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • The Demon-Haunted World

    • Science as a Candle in the Dark
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane
    • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don't understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing book

    • By Toby on 28-06-2018

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • Pale Blue Dot

    • A Vision of the Human Future in Space
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, average narration

    • By Luke Hicks on 28-05-2018

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • Contact

    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Jodie Foster
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who, or what, is out there?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic in Science Fiction / Fact

    • By Scott Goldsmith on 20-09-2017

    Non-member price: $29.19

    • Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

    • By: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    • Narrated by: Nick Sagan, Ann Druyan, Clinnette Minnis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a Roots for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits - self-awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics - are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story of how humans and our closest siblings

    • By Luke Thomson on 15-03-2018

    Non-member price: $25.62

    • Billions & Billions

    • Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Adenrele Ojo, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us. These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear and concise.

    • By E. J. Lizier on 02-12-2018

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • The Dragons of Eden

    • Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Dr. Carl Sagan takes us on a great adventure, offering his vivid and startling insight into the brain of man and beast, the origin of human intelligence, the function of our most haunting legends - and their amazing links to recent discoveries.

    Non-member price: $27.85

    • The Varieties of Scientific Experience

    • A Personal View of the Search for God
    • By: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan - editor
    • Narrated by: Adrienne C. Moore, Ann Druyan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos. Exhibiting a breadth of intellect nothing short of astounding, Sagan presents his views on a wide range of topics, including the likelihood of intelligent life on other planets, creationism and so-called intelligent design.

    Non-member price: $27.85

    • Broca's Brain

    • Reflections on the Romance of Science
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Carl Sagan, writer and scientist, returns from the frontier to 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.

    • Reflections on the Romance of Science
    • By: Carl Sagan
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 25-07-2017
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • Murmurs of Earth

    • The Voyager Interstellar Record
    • By: Carl Sagan, F. D. Drake, Jon Lomberg, and others
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris, Ann Druyan, Nick Sagan, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Non-member price: $25.37

    • Comet

    • By: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
    • Narrated by: Seth MacFarlane, Bahni Turpin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.

    Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed? Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.

    Non-member price: $41.78

    • A Path Where No Man Thought

    • Nuclear Winter and the End of the Arms Race
    • By: Carl Sagan, Richard Turco
    • Narrated by: JD Jackson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1982, Professors Sagan and Turco made known their discovery of the concept "nuclear winter", a widespread cold and dark, resulting in agricultural collapse and world famine, that would be generated in even a "small" nuclear war. It was a landmark discovery that revealed in the starkest terms how vulnerable our civilization is to the long-term environmental effects of nuclear war.

    Non-member price: $41.78