Timothy Ferris
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Timothy Ferris

Timothy Ferris is the author of twelve books - among them The Science of Liberty and the bestsellers The Whole Shebang and Coming of Age in the Milky Way, which have been translated into fifteen languages and were named by The New York Times as two of the leading books published in the twentieth century, and Seeing in the Dark, named one of the ten best nonfiction books of 2002. He also edited the anthologies Best American Science Writing 2001 and the World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics. A former editor of Rolling Stone magazine, he has published over 200 articles and essays in The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Harper's, Scientific American, Vanity Fair, The Nation, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, and other periodicals.

Ferris wrote and narrated three television specials - "The Creation of the Universe," which aired repeatedly in network prime time for nearly 20 years, "Life Beyond Earth" (1999), and "Seeing in the Dark" (2007). He produced the Voyager phonograph record, an artifact of human civilization containing music and sounds of Earth launched aboard the twin Voyager interstellar spacecraft, which are now exiting the outer reaches of the solar system. He was among the journalists selected as candidates to fly aboard the Space Shuttle in 1986, and has served on various NASA commissions studying the long-term goals of space exploration and the potential hazards posed by near-Earth asteroids.

Called "the best popular science writer in the English language" by The Christian Science Monitor and "the best science writer of his generation" by The Washington Post, Ferris has received the American Institute of Physics prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His works have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Ferris has taught in five disciplines - astronomy, English, history, journalism, and philosophy - at four universities, and is now emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Best Sellers

    • La semaine de 4 heures [The Four-Hour Work Week]

    • Travaillez moins, gagnez plus et vivez mieux [Work Less, Earn More, and Live Better]
    • By: Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated by: Jerome Carrete
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Voici ce que vous apprendra ce livre: comment vous organiser pour gagner en un mois, à raison de quatre heures par semaine, le salaire que vous gagnez jusqu'à présent en un an....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Tres mal lu

    • By reza on 11-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Coming of Age in the Milky Way

    • By: Timothy Ferris (University of California, Berkeley)
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Humans have long sought to comprehend the enormities of cosmic space and time. Here, best selling...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Brief survey of discovery from Columbus to now

    • By serine on 01-23-16

    Regular price: $10.95

    • The Red Limit

    • The Search for the Edge of the Universe
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    For centuries, it was assumed that our universe was static. In the late 1920s, astronomers defeated this assumption with a startling new discovery....

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Seeing in the Dark

    • How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Anyone can get started in astronomy, just by going outside on a dark night with a star chart and learning their way around...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • About astronomy as well as astronomers

    • By Gary on 04-09-03
    • How Backyard Stargazers Are Probing Deep Space and Guarding Earth from Interplanetary Peril
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 11-04-02
    • 4 out of 5 stars 137 ratings

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Science of Liberty

    • Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature
    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Fred Stella
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Timothy Ferris makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Yes, the west is best, or better

    • By Dennis on 03-30-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Life Beyond Earth

    • By: Timothy Ferris
    • Narrated by: Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The story of man's search for life elsewhere in the universe...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Life Beyond Earth

    • By Marc on 01-24-03

    Regular price: $10.95

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