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Michael E. Mann - professor of Meteorology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Author: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan

Book Description:

Too few of our citizens understand what science is about, that it is not merely a body of knowledge, but a self-correcting process by which knowledge is acquired. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan's classic work The Demon-Haunted World describes this process—how it works, and why it is so important.

Sagan was a truly remarkable individual. There has not since been, and there may never again be, a scientist who had the talent he had to both inform and inspire the public when it comes to science. My hope is that this book will one day be required reading for college students everywhere.


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