|Many people best know Carl Sagan from the 1980s science television series Cosmos, where he inspired people with science. Sagan's love of science continues to inspire people even today.|
Originally written in 1995, Sagan wrote this book in hopes of bringing current science to every day people. Despite the advances in science and technology this book remains relevant today. With his personal anecdotes from childhood, Sagan provides readers with relatable ways to understand science and provides tools for people to better determine what is real and what is not on their own.
Many people may be familiar with excerpts of this book that are often used in classroom, such as the "Dragon in the Garage" analogy on the burden of proof.