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Dorion Sagan (2010)In human thermodynamics, Dorion Sagan (1959-) is an American science writer noted for a number of co-written publications, such as What is Life? (1995), What is Sex? (1997), and Up From Dragons: The Evolution of Human Intelligence (2002), on the nature of thermodynamics in relation to various subjects such as sex, life, evolution, purpose, meaning, among others. [1] He latest thermodynamics collaboration, Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life (2005), co-written with American ecological thermodynamicist Eric Schneider, outlines a degrade-the-gradient thermodynamic meaning of life. [2]


Sagan seems to be mostly self-educated in the science. In total Sagan has authored or co-authored numerous articles and 23 books translated into eleven languages.
Cosmic Apprentice (2013)
Sagan's 2013 Cosmic Apprentice, wherein he attempts to tackle evolution and entropy. [3]

1. (a) Dorion Sagan (About the Authors) –
(b) Margulis, Lynn and Sagan, Dorion. (1995). What is Life? New York: Simon & Schuster
(c) Margulis, Lynn and Sagan, Dorion. (1997). What is Sex? New York: Simon & Schuster.
(d) Skoyles, John R. and Sagan, Dorion. (2002). Up From Dragons: The Evolution of Human Intelligence. New York: McGraw-Hill.
2. Schneider, Eric D. and Sagan, Dorion. (2005). Into the Cool - Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
3. Sagan, Dorion. (2013). Cosmic Apprentice: Dispatches from the Edge of Science (abs). University of Minnesota Press.

Further reading

● Sagan, Dorion and Whiteside, Jessica W. (2004). “Gradient Reduction Theory: Thermodynamics and the Purpose of Life”, in: Scientists Debate Gaia: the Next Century (pgs. 173-86), MIT Press.
● Volk, Tyler and Sagan, Dorion. (2010). Death and Sex (thermodynamics, 7+ pgs). Chelsea Green Publishing.

External links
Dorian Sagan – Wikipedia.
Dorion Sagan’s Amazon Blog –

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