Seeing in the Dark: How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonders of the Universe
Simon and Schuster, 8 Tem 2003 - 379 sayfa
In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy.
Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.
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LibraryThing ReviewKullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
Ferris writes with such an easy style. This isn't just about deep space, astronomy and star gazing. It is not dry and didactic. This is a memoir about Ferris's childhood cardboard telescope dreams ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun
LibraryThing ReviewKullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - baubie - LibraryThing
Absolutely amazing book where Timothy Ferris extends his passion of stargazing onto you in a brilliant piece of story telling. Not only do you learn a lot about the stars and the planets, you earn an ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun
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