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The Resource The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan

The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan

Label
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark
Title
The demon-haunted world
Title remainder
science as a candle in the dark
Statement of responsibility
Carl Sagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Science as a candle in the dark
  • 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. Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sagan, Carl
Dewey number
001.9
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.S215 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Literacy
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Science
  • Literacy
  • Science and civilization
  • Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Alphabétisation
  • Sciences et civilisation
  • Literacy
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
  • Science
  • Pseudowetenschap
  • Wetenschap
Label
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/95034076.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the distinction between true and false visions
  • Therapy
  • The dragon in my garage
  • The city of grief
  • The fine art of baloney detection
  • Obsessed with reality
  • Antiscience
  • Newton's sleep
  • When scientists know sin
  • The marriage of skepticism and wonder
  • Preface: My teachers
  • The wind makes dust
  • No such things as a dumb question
  • House on fire
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • The path to freedom
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • Significance junkies
  • Maxwell and the nerds
  • Science and witchcraft
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • The most precious thing
  • Real patriots ask questions
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • Acknowledgments
  • Science and hope
  • The man in the moon and the face on Mars
  • Aliens
  • Spoofing and secrecy
  • Hallucinations
  • The demon-haunted world
Control code
ocm32855551
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780394535128
Lccn
95034076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32855551
  • (OCoLC)32855551
Label
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0412/95034076.html
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On the distinction between true and false visions
  • Therapy
  • The dragon in my garage
  • The city of grief
  • The fine art of baloney detection
  • Obsessed with reality
  • Antiscience
  • Newton's sleep
  • When scientists know sin
  • The marriage of skepticism and wonder
  • Preface: My teachers
  • The wind makes dust
  • No such things as a dumb question
  • House on fire
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • The path to freedom
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • Significance junkies
  • Maxwell and the nerds
  • Science and witchcraft
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • The most precious thing
  • Real patriots ask questions
  • written with Ann Druyan
  • Acknowledgments
  • Science and hope
  • The man in the moon and the face on Mars
  • Aliens
  • Spoofing and secrecy
  • Hallucinations
  • The demon-haunted world
Control code
ocm32855551
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 457 pages
Isbn
9780394535128
Lccn
95034076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32855551
  • (OCoLC)32855551

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