Browse Meet the Writers
 
Writers A-Z

Writers by Genre
  Featured Writers  
 
Children's Writers & Illustrators

Classic Writers

Mystery & Thriller Writers

Romance Writers
 
  Special Features  
 
Author Recommendations

Audio Interviews

Video Interviews

The Writers of 2006
 
Award Winners
 
Discover Great New Writers

National Book Award Fiction Writers

National Book Award Nonfiction Writers
 
Find a Store
 
Enter ZIP Code
Easy Returns
to any Barnes &
Noble store.
About the Writer
* Interview
* In the Works
*Chronology
In Our Other Stores
*Timothy Ferris Movies
*Signed First Editions by Timothy Ferris
If You Like Timothy Ferris
You'll Like...
*Carl Sagan
*Stephen Hawking
Meet the Writers

Image of 
									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.

* Read the biography




Fact File

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

*  Timothy Ferris's official web site




The Latest from Ferris

Selected Works

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Seeing in the Dark, Author: 
								Timothy Ferris.

Our Price:  $ 23.53
You Save:  9%


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."
Book Cover Image. Title: 
								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)

*  See the Timothy Ferris chronology


Favorite Reads from Ferris

Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Tao Te Ching, Author: 
								Lao Tzu, Stephen A.  Mitchell.

Our Price: $ 10.80
You Save:  10%


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

*  Read more of Ferris's picks