Seeing in the dark is a short but dense series of essays on different aspects of amateur astronomy each chapter is a different topic or a different experience from timothy ferriss life ferris begins his fascinating book by describing how he got hooked on astronomy as a child. Seeing in the dark is exceptional in this regard since the book is all about amateur astronomers ferris an avid amateur observer himself has spent the last few years visiting some prominent amateur astronomers following them as they engage in what amounts to sophisticated research for free going to their star parties looking at their photos and just generally learning their stories. Buy seeing in the dark how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe reprint by ferris timothy isbn 9780684865805 from amazons book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 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. How amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe by timothy ferris simon schuster 9780684865805 400pp publication date july 8 2003 other editions of this title hardcover 8 1 2002 list price 2499 individual store prices may vary description in seeing in the dark a poetic love letter to science and to the skies timothy ferris invites us all to become
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