Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Carl Sagan's Reading List

In 1954 he was already taking the more expansive view of life and the cosmos for which some of us so admire him. He read "Who Speaks for Man?" and later asked "Who Speaks for Earth?" His ultimate question, of course, was always about who else than us might ever speak for the cosmos?
Besides books immediately relevant to Sagan’s work as a scientist and educator in cosmology and astrophysics, he took great care to also touch on history, philosophy, religion, the arts, social science, and psychology..." 
Carl Sagan's Reading List | Brain Pickings

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