Thirty-five years ago this week, Carl Sagan was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. Sagan was first a scientist— an astrophysicist and cosmologist. But along the way he realized that what he knew was too exciting and too beautiful to keep to himself. He had to tell us about it. And tell us, he did:

Science communicators can learn a great deal from Sagan’s incredible ability to capture the public imagination. Read more in my guest post for the Canadian Science Writers’ Association: The Stuff of Stars: Lessons From Carl Sagan.