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The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of NASA's Interstellar Mixtape
  

The Vinyl Frontier: The Story of NASA's Interstellar Mixtape (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Scott, Jonathan

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    17 Sep 20

Jonathan Scott is our cheerful tour guide . . . and The Vinyl Frontier is our comprehensive and comprehensible itinerary. - Los Angeles Times In 1977, a team led by the great Carl Sagan was put together to create a record that would travel to the stars on the back of NASA's Voyag...er probe. They were responsible for creating a playlist of music, sounds and pictures that would represent not just humanity, but would also paint a picture of Earth for any future alien races that may come into contact with the probe. The Vinyl Frontier tells the whole story of how the record was created, from when NASA first proposed the idea to Carl to when they were finally able watch the Golden Record rocket off into space on Voyager. The final playlist contains music written and performed by well-known names such as Bach, Beethoven, Glenn Gould, Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson, as well as music from China, India and more remote cultures such as a community in Small Malaita in the Solomon Islands. It also contained a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, a variety of scientific figures and dimensions, and instructions on how to use it for a variety of alien lifeforms. Each song, sound and picture that made the final cut onto the record has a story to tell. Through interviews with all of the key players involved with the record, this book pieces together the whole story of the Golden Record. It addresses the myth that the Beatles were left off of the record because of copyright reasons and will include new information about US president Jimmy Carter's role in the record, as well as many other fascinating insights that have never been reported before. It also tells the love story between Carl Sagan and the project's creative director Ann Druyan that flourishes as the record is being created. The Golden Record is more than just a time capsule. It is a unique combination of science and art, and a testament to the genius of its driving force, the great polymath Carl Sagan.
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ISBN 9781472956101
Released AU 17 Sep 2020
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781472956101
Stock Release date is 17 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Sigma
Released 17 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Scott, Jonathan
Category Music
Popular Culture
Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Space Travel & Exploration
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 919.9204
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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