Books by Timothy Ferris

Seeing in the Dark Buy

"Timothy Ferris knows the terror and awe of the infinite spaces. In Seeing in the Dark, he shows us the men and women, professionals and amateurs, who have told us what they saw when they gazed out into the deep sublime." -- Front page, The New York Times Book Review

"In a generation of writing scientists like Steven Pinker and Stephen Jay Gould, and superb science journalists like James Gleick, David Quammen, George Johnson and Laurie Garrett, Ferris is among the very best…. [His] enthusiasm, well tended since sputnik, reinforces his formidable literary gifts – for metaphor, for narrative and everything between. This is a beautiful book." -- William R. Everdell, The New York Times Book Review

"Lyrical and engrossing … highly recommended." -- Library Journal

"Has the power to convert a casual browser into an active observer." -- Booklist

"A delightful look back down the telescopes of some of the world's most accomplished citizen astronomers… [A] great book." -- Scientific American

"Mysteries, menaces, and thrills for the skyward eye." -- Kirkus

"Amateur astronomers are the heroes of this latest opus from one of the country’s best-known and most prolific science writers. This book should turn many novices on to astronomy and captivate those already fascinated by the heavens." -- Publishers Weekly

 
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