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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Ferris Narrator: Timothy Ferris Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN:
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Anyone can get started in astronomy, just by going outside on a dark night with a star chart and learning their way around. Timothy Ferris, one of today's most respected astronomers, invites everyone to become a stargazer. Discussing reports from places like the Florida Keys, England and Italy, Ferris tells us what's been seen out there - the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, the Virgo supercluster, and how to find them. His devotion to astronomy is clear, and his respect for the universe immense. This work is a starting point for the future of space. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Anne | 9/18/2013

    " This is the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book choice for the year. I tried really hard, but just couldn't get into it. The chapters where he describes the lives various amateur astronomers tended to be more engaging. I finally gave up and just read those chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 7/6/2013

    " One of the best living science writers at the top of his game. Or only near the top? I will have to re-read the gorgeous, lyrical "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" to be sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 3/28/2013

    " Really excellent science writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles R. Scott | 12/11/2012

    " A wonderful reminder of the human drive to search and discover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenyon Harbison | 10/29/2012

    " This is an outstanding book about astronomy, the universe, science, and the glories of amateurism. Timothy Ferris's book is part-memoir, part-scientific article, part how-to manual. If you are interested in astronomy I can't imagine a better place to start than here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 4/11/2012

    " An enjoyable read that has forced me to dust off my brothers old telescope and start looking at the heavens. The book was pretty inspiring to see how much dedicated astronomers have contributed to the field of cosmology. Pretty awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 PEN Center USA | 11/4/2011

    " 2003 PEN Center USA Award Winner for Research Nonfiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nathaniel | 9/23/2011

    " My favorite science book--and I don't even really care that much about astronomy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 7/20/2011

    " Tim Ferris has a great way of helping us understand the night sky. I got to meet him and see out of his telescope in the barn with the fancy moving roof. It was an amazing experience! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/7/2011

    " The book jacket says that Timothy Ferris has been called "the best popular science writer in the English language today" and I have to say I just may agree. I might have to read more by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 7/4/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books in the world. It is about amateur astronomers. Just a series of really lovely little vignettes. The chapter on the moon is the best, especially when he explains "the moon illusion". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 6/4/2011

    " Even if you are not actively into amateur astronomy, this book is quite entertaining. It consists of many, mostly interesting stories and characters. Recommended, especially if you like telescopes and astronomy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 3/10/2011

    " One of the best living science writers at the top of his game. Or only near the top? I will have to re-read the gorgeous, lyrical "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" to be sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/8/2011

    " The book jacket says that Timothy Ferris has been called "the best popular science writer in the English language today" and I have to say I just may agree. I might have to read more by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 4/20/2009

    " Tim Ferris has a great way of helping us understand the night sky. I got to meet him and see out of his telescope in the barn with the fancy moving roof. It was an amazing experience! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/7/2009

    " Even if you are not actively into amateur astronomy, this book is quite entertaining. It consists of many, mostly interesting stories and characters. Recommended, especially if you like telescopes and astronomy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Anne | 1/8/2009

    " This is the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Reads book choice for the year. I tried really hard, but just couldn't get into it. The chapters where he describes the lives various amateur astronomers tended to be more engaging. I finally gave up and just read those chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 6/12/2007

    " This is one of my favorite books in the world. It is about amateur astronomers. Just a series of really lovely little vignettes. The chapter on the moon is the best, especially when he explains "the moon illusion". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nathaniel | 3/19/2007

    " My favorite science book--and I don't even really care that much about astronomy. "

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