Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Introduction by Carl Sagan Abstract
* Carl Sagan writes the Introduction from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
* The Introduction begins with the observation that adults don't concern themselves with questions of how the universe works, but that children are interested in these questions.
* Adults often use religion to answer fundamental questions.
Chapter 1 Our Picture of the Universe Abstract
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