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Author Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996

Title The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark / Carl Sagan.

Imprint New York : Random House, c1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  001.9 Sa18d    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  001.9 Sa18d c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 457 p. ; 25 cm.
Note Errata slip inserted.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [439]-448) and index.
Contents The most precious thing -- Science and hope -- The man in the moon and the face on mars -- Aliens -- Spoofing and secrecy -- Hallucinations -- The demon-haunted world -- 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 -- The wind makes dust -- No such things as a dumb question -- House on fire -- The path to freedom -- Significance junkies -- Maxwell and the nerds -- Science and witchcraft -- Real patriots ask questions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Index.
Subject Science -- Methodology -- Popular works.
Science -- Study and teaching -- Popular works.
Literacy -- Popular works.
Science and civilization -- Popular works.
ISBN 039453512X

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