Part memoir, part guidebook, and part social history, For Small Creatures Such as We is the first book from the daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan--an exploration of all Earth's marvels that require no faith in order to be believed.
From birthdays to funerals to the changing of the seasons to lunar cycles, [Sagan] thoughtfully explores how to blend science and spirituality. An eye-opening book for those who might question traditional religious celebrations but feel connected to the community, rituals, and comforts they provide, this is a refreshing, intelligent examination of faith, religion, and the many wonders of science worthy of celebration.
... a gorgeous collection of essays that reads like a memoir ... Sagan writes with stunning clarity and absolute joy ... a marvel. It dazzles and comforts while making us consider our own place in the vast universe.
Drawing from a variety of anthropological, historical, and religious works, Sagan’s chapters are devoted to the essential characteristics of being human: rituals and celebrations relating to birth and death, people and relationships ... A potentially transformative read for anyone looking to embrace its invocation to lead a more connected life.