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Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record Paperback – 1 Jul Greetings and Sounds of the Earth. Each of the two Voyagers was equipped with a record player of sorts (remember those?) and gold-plated copper disc of recordings, including greetings from earth. Start by marking “Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record” as Want to Read: The edition I mean to add to my “Curious About” shelf is titled, I believe, “Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record” and was published, according to NASA in one reference on. download Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record on aracer.mobi This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the.

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Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Preface: On August 20th and September 5th, , two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. After what promises to be a detailed. Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan - book cover, description, publication history.

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Also it was wonderful to hear Nick Sagan Carl's son read his fathers writing. There was only one terrible chapter by Timothy Ferris. First of all, this was the most boring chapter. He spends a lot of time talking about the selection process of indigenous music.

He describes the Mbuti t This book is the history of the Voyager golden plate told by those involved in its creation. He describes the Mbuti tribal song which kind of sucks and goes on a short rant about how great their lives are.

He talks about how there isn't divorce in their culture and that "vastly more advanced" than we Westerners? This is an ugly case of the Noble Savage myth. In reality yes, I went and read the seminal ethnography their way of life is savage and some of their customs around "human relationships" are simply reprehensible.

What follows is not for the faint of heart, so spoiler alert. This prize of having intercourse with a young teenage girl is paid for in blood as the women of the tribe chiefly the girl's mother savagely beat these suitors. Also, the tribe believes pregnancy can only occur as the result of marriage which is biologically incorrect, so probably amounts to what we would recognize as shotgun marriages.

Of very young teenagers. Based on a selection process that is expressly violent, and controlled by the mother. Young men who do not participate in elima are subject to "ridicule".

So that's the kind of cultural practice Timothy Ferris thinks is "more advanced". Child brides, ritual beatings, and a culture where male status is tied to participation in group sex with children. Fuck you, Timothy Ferris. Jun 19, Koit rated it liked it. This was a weird one: While I wholeheartedly stand beside the reason for which the people described within went through these actions, I found that aside some anecdotal stories such as that of the Georgian evaluating traditional music as well as the numerous accounts of Beethoven the book itself did not compel me to learn more.

Now, of course, a part of this is that reading a This was a weird one: Now, of course, a part of this is that reading about music or photography will always be less intriguing than actually partaking of these arts and some of the pieces that were included on the Voyagers were described very well indeed. I am also very keen on listening to the music included on the ships, but this book as a story did not inspire me as I hoped it would.

A more distant reflection might be that if this book were written today, it would be of an entirely different narrative structure -- and I think it would also be woven into more of a continuous story and it would probably be less repetitive. Originally posted here. May 29, Jeff Mauch rated it it was ok. I don't often read books that end up being complete duds, but this was one of them.

I thought a book on the creation of the gold records that accompanied the Voyager space probes as a message from humanity would have made for an interesting read, but I was wrong.

The truth is that these records seem to be more of an after thought that I realized. Sure, some very knowledgeable minds came together to create them, but they were by no means a gathering of the best and brightest. It was essentially a I don't often read books that end up being complete duds, but this was one of them.

It was essentially a handful of professors and scientists arguing the value and merit of Beethoven and Bach against Gregorian chants and Mariachi Music, and yes all 4 made it on these records.

I'm not going to tell you that I care one way or another what was chosen to represent humanity and earth, I just felt that the story of the messages creation wasn't all that interesting. Beyond the technical aspects of it, I couldn't care less why one symphony is more important than another. The books saving grace is that it's not all that long and that Carl Sagan was a major contributor, if it wasn't for that, I'd have given it one star.

Jun 08, Zach Goldman rated it it was amazing. I consider "Murmurs of Earth" to be a very important book, because it shows what extraterrestrial civilizations will know about us if it were ever to be intercepted. As Carl Sagan writes, we won't be around to know if the Voyager spacecraft delivers its message, or if it will just orbit the Milky Way forever it may be able to survive a billion years, according to Sagan. So as mortal beings on Earth, the best we can do is read this book and imagine.

Two characteristics of this book stood out to I consider "Murmurs of Earth" to be a very important book, because it shows what extraterrestrial civilizations will know about us if it were ever to be intercepted.

Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record

Two characteristics of this book stood out to me: Seriousness and meticulousness. The committee behind the Golden Record took their job very seriously and took extra care to make sure the record was thorough, eclectic, and unique to Earth.

Arts and music were prioritized, as opposed to universal laws of science that galactic beings may already know. A diverse set of pictures that illustrate our uniqueness--ranging from DNA, human reproduction, and our environment--are carefully included.

If Voyager is indeed one of the last signs of evidence of human existence tens or hundreds of millions of years from now, this book may reassure you that there's something out there that carries evidence of the life that existed on Earth.

This book is a great read at detailing what that evidence contains. Jan 06, Eric Loew rated it really liked it.

Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan

Nov 12, Cassie Sands rated it really liked it. Good read about the Golden Record from some of the team that put it together and made it happen in a short amount of time. The book ends with a dialogue about some of what the Voyager spacecraft is looking for and might find in the outer solar system. Mar 06, Amanda Jennie rated it it was amazing. A historical account of the photographs, greetings, music, and words that were pieced together by a collective voice of scientists, in an attempt to depict the entire human species.

This collaborative work of art and science was recorded onto the Voyager Golden Records, which are now interstellar. Murmer of Earth by Carl Sagan.

Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan

Very fascinating history of complete records of voyager projects, the spaceship which is now far far away from our solar system with the aim of exploring extra-terrestial and to inform our great civilisation and achivements in the form of sounds and images to them. Great book of how the golden record was created.

This book brings hope into hearts. Mar 12, Masielo rated it really liked it. El lanzamiento de los voyagers con los discos de oro. Sep 07, Camio. Dontchaknow rated it liked it.

Very interesting to learn about how Voyager's "human greetings" project got off the ground, if you'll pardon the pun. Apr 09, Natassia rated it really liked it.

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Really interesting but kinda dry at times. I did enjoy the bits about why certain pieces of music were included over others. Jan 25, Menglong Youk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Carl Sagan.

On August 20th and September 5th, , two extraordinary spacecraft called Voyager were launched to the stars. After what promises to be a detailed and thoroughly dramatic exploration of the outer solar system from Jupiter to Uranus between and , these space vehicles will slowly leave the solar systems - emissaries of the Earth to the realm of the stars. Affixed to each Voyager craft is a gold-coated copper phonograph record as a message to possible extra-terrestrial civilizations that might encounter the spacecraft in some distant space and time.

Each record contains photographs of our planet, ourselves and our civilization; almost 90 minutes of the world's greatest music; and evolutionary audio essay on "The Sounds of Earth"; and greetings in almost sixty human languages and one whale language , including salutations from the President of the United States and the Secretary General of the United Nations. This book is an account, written by those chiefly responsible for the contents of the Voyager Record, of why we did it, how we selected the repertoire, and precisely what the record contains.

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