Coverart for item
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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How can people make intelligent decisions about their increasingly technology-driven lives if they 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 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 the most basic freedoms
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-1996
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sagan, Carl
Dewey number
001.9
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Cary Elwes, Seth MacFarlane, and Ann Druyan
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1973-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elwes, Cary
  • MacFarlane, Seth
  • Druyan, Ann
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Literacy
  • Science and civilization
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985005474
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (17 hr., 21 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531888176
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781531888176
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
BN11146
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)985005474
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark, Carl Sagan
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn985005474
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (17 hr., 21 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781531888176
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781531888176
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
BN11146
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)985005474
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • West End LibraryBorrow it
      2522 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20037, US
      38.8992872 -77.05423379999999
Processing Feedback ...