Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Demon-Haunted World. By Carl Sagan
I´ve only read one book by astronomer Carl E. Sagan: Cosmos, this was a gift I had from one of my best friends.
It is still inside a box in my native city, and though I have seen it many times on the bookshelves at the library, I don´t buy it again, thinking that the concepts are too old, and the amazing pictures can be better seen at Google Earth, just to start with.
Today, I´ve been reading this review by Tim Radford, the science columnist at Guardian.co.UK, here, some excerpts:
Carl Sagan. From thefamouspeople.com
¨Carl Sagan published The Demon-Haunted World in 1996, in a very different world. Cellphones were used only for phone calls and most people didn't have one; the circulations of newspapers were counted in millions and cynics said the world wide web was a passing craze. (.....)