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Ann Druyan

1949 - Today

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Ann Druyan ( dree-ANN; born June 13, 1949) is an American documentary producer and director specializing in the communication of science. She co-wrote the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos, hosted by Carl Sagan, whom she married in 1981. She is the creator, producer, and writer of the 2014 sequel, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and its sequel series, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, as well as the book of the same name. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ann Druyan has received more than 1,360,605 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Ann Druyan is the 4,904th most popular writer (down from 4,640th in 2019), the 6,821st most popular biography from United States (down from 6,663rd in 2019) and the 545th most popular American Writer.

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  • 1.4M

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  • 47.83

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors
Origin, Life, Evolution (Biology)
Murmurs of Earth
Voyager Project, Long Now Manual for Civilization, Earth (planet)
Preface: On August 20th and September 5th, 1977, 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 1979 and 1986, 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 118 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.
Cosmos
Cosmos
Astronomy, popular works
Comet
Comets, Halley's comet, Komet
Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them.
Passport to the universe
Astronomy, Exploration, Outer space

Page views of Ann Druyans by language

Over the past year Ann Druyan has had the most page views in the with 158,930 views, followed by Spanish (20,716), and Portuguese (8,013). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Italian (93.68%), Galician (62.78%), and Malayalam (43.98%)

Among WRITERS

Among writers, Ann Druyan ranks 4,904 out of 7,302Before her are Suniti Kumar Chatterji, Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Kedarnath Singh, Jonathan Coe, Jean-Christophe Rufin, and Nathanael West. After her are Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Suzanne Lilar, Ferenc Karinthy, Marilynne Robinson, Horatio Alger, and Alan Paton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1949, Ann Druyan ranks 439Before her are José Graziano da Silva, Tabitha King, Patrick Kilpatrick, Nadia Cassini, Jacques Weber, and Chang Wanquan. After her are Charles Fefferman, Viktor Kolotov, Ian Livingstone, Heather Menzies, Irena Degutienė, and Carlos Veiga.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ann Druyan ranks 6,821 out of 20,380Before her are Bill Monroe (1911), Carmen Barth (1912), John Van Ryn (1905), Nathanael West (1903), John Rutledge (1739), and Janice Dickinson (1955). After her are Richard Lugar (1932), Jonathan Larson (1960), Marilynne Robinson (1943), Dolores Hart (1938), Rachel Bilson (1981), and Tim Hardin (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ann Druyan ranks 545Before her are Joe R. Lansdale (1951), Candy Barr (1935), Tabitha King (1949), George Washington Williams (1849), Robert Charles Wilson (1953), and Nathanael West (1903). After her are Marilynne Robinson (1943), Horatio Alger (1832), C. L. Moore (1911), Diane Ackerman (1948), Edmund Wilson (1895), and Mark Frost (1953).