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									Timothy FerrisTimothy Ferris
A science writer with a gift for making complex principles accessible to general readers, Timothy Ferris has advanced our understanding of the sciences -- particularly cosmology and astronomy -- and how they have contributed to the way we live today.

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Timothy Ferris
Current Home:
San Francisco, California
Date of Birth:
August 29, 1944
Place of Birth:
Miami, Florida
B.S., Northwestern University, 1966
Guggenheim Fellow, 1986-87; American Institute of Physics prize for The Red Limit, 1978; and for Coming of Age in the Milky Way, 1989

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								Seeing in the Dark, Author: 
								Timothy Ferris.

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Seeing in the Dark
by Timothy Ferris
The skies are at our fingertips. That's the stimulating message of Ferris's book, the most exciting and democratizing astronomy work in years. Ferris, a lifelong stargazer himself, guides us through what he calls "the revolution now going on in amateur astronomy."
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								Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report, Author: 
								Timothy Ferris.
*  Coming of Age in the Milky Way (1988)
*  The Mind's Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context (1992)
*  Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (1997)
*  Life Beyond Earth (2001)
*  Seeing in the Dark (2002)

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Favorite Reads from Ferris

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								Tao Te Ching, Author: 
								Lao Tzu, Stephen A.  Mitchell.

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Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tzu, Stephen A. Mitchell
In our interview, Ferris told us that no one book has influenced his life; "but I have long returned to Lao Tzu’s little masterpiece. Among many other things it reminds us that something silent, invisible, and unknown resides at the center of every system of thought." It's clear from his list of favorites that Ferris is a reader whose tastes range well beyond science writing.

*  History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire   by Edward Gibbon
*  Invisible Man   by Ralph Ellison
*  New and Collected Poems: 1931-2001   by Czeslaw Milosz

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