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this is why sagan is my favorite author,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (Taschenbuch)
demon haunted world is a very thought-provoking book. i've read all of sagan's books, and this is a great reason why. one of the more notable parts in the book is when he compares the "witches" of the middle ages to "UFOs" of this century. lucid writing and logical arguments that give new perspectives to old things make this book one of sagan's best.
--if you're looking for the mother of all sagan books to get you into his groove, Cosmos is the obvious one... if you liked the movie Contact (which was actually what inspired me to read all his books, which got me into environmentalism, and into all the physics and astronomy i study today), the book is actually much better.
quick note on Contact- though it's a novel, and "fictional", it has so many factual elements in it (things that he talks a lot about in his other books, like SETI and how ET would communicate -- through numbers and radio telescopes, etc.). i love reading non-fiction because it has that truth to it that, if it's interesting, gives it a much deeper and urgent meaning-- it actually happened, or is actually real. Contact represents the fictional novel that combines the best from fiction and non-fiction writing.
--but i digress.
demon-haunted world is an awesome piece. read it. love it. then buy another sagan book