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Ferris, Timothy

Works: 147 works in 493 publications in 12 languages and 18,276 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works  Biography  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Observations  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: QB981, 509
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Most widely held works about Timothy Ferris
Most widely held works by Timothy Ferris
Coming of age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris( Book )

73 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of humanity's need to understand space and time from late-prehistoric musings to the "supersymmetry" theories of space-time advanced as the second millennium comes to a close
The whole shebang : a state-of-the-universe(s) report by Timothy Ferris( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy Ferris begins The Whole Shebang with a succinct account of how we have come to know what we know about the universe. Then he explains the meaning behind the exciting new developments that have put cosmology in the headlines - including the discovery of planets orbiting stars other than our sun, glimpses through the Hubble Space Telescope of how the universe looked when it was only a fraction of its present age, and the detection of structure in relic radiation from the big bang that may hint at the mechanisms of genesis. Ferris provides a lucid, nontechnical overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to go in the twenty-first century. A master analogist, he presents accessible explanations of relativity and quantum physics, "inflationary" models indicating that the universe is much larger than had been thought, and "string" theories that portray all matter as made of space. The centerpiece of The Whole Shebang is a visionary account of near-future science, in which light is shed on the possibility that our universe is one among many universes, each with different physical laws and differing prospects for the emergence of life
Galaxies by Timothy Ferris( Book )

41 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Sierra Club book." An accurately illustrated guidebook with theoretical space journeys through the universe
Seeing in the dark : how backyard stargazers are probing deep space and guarding earth from interplanetary peril by Timothy Ferris( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing in the Dark is a poetic love letter to the skies and a stirring report on the revolution now sweeping amateur astronomy in which backyard stargazers link globally by the Internet are exploring deep space and making discoveries worthy of the professionals. Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers, recounting his lifelong experiences as an enthralled stargazer, and capturing the exquisite experience when ancient starlight strikes the eye and incites the mind
The World treasury of physics, astronomy, and mathematics by Timothy Ferris( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: An astonishing cast of more than ninety renowned writers provides thoughtful and lucid reflections on some of the major scientific topics of our time-from black holes and galaxies to artificial intelligence and chaos theory. Featuring essays, articles, and poems penned by notables in the worlds of both science and literature, this unique book will delight the science enthusiast and the inquisitive general reader alike
The red limit : the search for the edge of the universe by Timothy Ferris( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This marvelous, vastly intelligent book is about the major discoveries in astronomy and cosmology in our time and about the men and women who made these discoveries
The science of liberty : democracy, reason, and the laws of nature by Timothy Ferris( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sweeping intellectual history, science writer Timothy Ferris transcends the concepts of left and right to make a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that just as the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger, and disease, the Enlightenment values it inspired has swelled the number of persons living in free and democratic societies from less than one percent of the world population four centuries ago to more than a third today. Ferris investigates the evolution of these scientific and political revolutions, demonstrating that they are inextricably bound. He shows how science was integral to the American Revolution but misinterpreted in the French Revolution; reflects on the history of liberalism, stressing its widely underestimated and mutually beneficial relationship with science; and surveys the forces that have opposed science and liberalism--from communism and fascism to postmodernism and Islamic fundamentalism.--From publisher description
Spaceshots : the beauty of nature beyond earth by Timothy Ferris( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

80 photographs on a variety of extraterrestrial subjects give access to the world of space exploration and adventure
The mind's sky : human intelligence in a cosmic context by Timothy Ferris( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the relationship between the cosmos and human beings explores the complexity of the human brain and what constitutes real intelligence and the nature of consciousness
Life beyond earth by Timothy Ferris( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from Ferris's critically acclaimed, two-hour PBS documentary, the book covers broad swaths of time and space, from the South Pacific explorations of Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook to the latest space-probe searches for life and organic matter on Mars, Europa, and Titan."--Jacket
Seeing in the dark by Timothy Ferris( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary capturing the joys and wonders of stargazing, featuring never-before-seen astronomical photography
Life beyond earth by Timothy Ferris( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is humanity alone in the universe or do other intelligent beings, out among the stars, also speculate about their place in the cosmos? The story of the search for extraterrestrial life is told in this ground-breaking two-part film by Timothy Ferris who combines new discoveries about the origins of life with recent revelations about the nature of the sun's planets to seek possible answers. Part one investigates the origins of life on earth and traces the search for life on other worlds, while part two examines the strategies being employed to communicate with fellow travelers among the stars
The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future by Timothy Ferris( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Pythagorean theorem to DNA's double helix, from the discovery of microscopic life-forms to the theory of relativity--the big ideas of science and technology shape an era's worldview. Open this book, grasp the newest ideas from thought leaders of today, then spring off from them to move back through the past, one big idea at a time. Meet the people who gave birth to these ideas--and those who fought against them. Meet the MIT electrical engineer currently developing a way to turn on the lights cordlessly, then move back through Nikola Tesla's visionary concept of the wireless transfer of energy, Thomas Edison's groundbreaking work in developing a nationwide electrical grid, Ben Franklin's experiments to capture electricity, all the way back to ancient Greece, where Thales of Miletus described static electricity as a property of naturally occurring amber. Ingeniously organized and eminently browsable, this richly visual volume is divided into six big sections--medicine, transportation, communication, biology, chemistry, and the environment. Words and images that work together to explain such fascinating and elusive subjects as cloud computing, sunshields to cool the Earth, and self-driving cars. What did it take to get to these futuristic realities? Then, turn the page and follow a reverse-chronological illustrated time line of science and technology. This remarkable illustrated history tells the story of every Big Idea in our history, seen through the lens of where science is taking us today - and tomorrow. With an irresistibly cutting-edge look and original illustrations created by award-winning Ashby Design, paired with the reliable authority and comprehensiveness that National Geographic's world history books always offer, this is a one-of-a-kind trip to the future and back through all time all in one"--
The best American science writing 2001( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathered from the nations' leading publications by award winning author Timothy Ferris, prominent American authors address the most controversial, socially relevant science issues
Celestial nights : visions of an ancient land : photographs from Israel and the Sinai by Neil Folberg( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the universe by Timothy Ferris( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shares his own experiences as an amateur astronomer, and discusses the discoveries of other backyard stargazers around the world who are expanding the field of knowledge with binoculars, small telescopes, and high-tech imaging equipment
The practice of journalism : a guide to reporting and writing the news by Bruce Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe and eye : making sense of the new science by Timothy Ferris( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stargazing by Andrew Motion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years of the telescope: "The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
The Creation of the universe : a science special by Timothy Ferris( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the origin and history of the universe, discusses unified theories, and concentrates on the big bang theory. Suggests that all creation was ruled by a single principle
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The whole shebang : a state-of-the-universe(s) report
Alternative Names
Ferris, Timothy

Ferris, Timothy 1944-

Timothy Ferris American science writer and author

تیموتی فریس

페리스, 티모시


フェリス, チモシィ

フェリス, ティモシー

The whole shebang : a state-of-the-universe(s) reportSeeing in the dark : how backyard stargazers are probing deep space and guarding earth from interplanetary perilThe World treasury of physics, astronomy, and mathematicsThe red limit : the search for the edge of the universeThe science of liberty : democracy, reason, and the laws of natureThe mind's sky : human intelligence in a cosmic contextLife beyond earthLife beyond earth