Coming of Age in the Milky Way

ISBN-10: 0060535954
ISBN-13: 9780060535957
Edition: 2003
Authors: Timothy Ferris
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/29/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188

Timothy Ferris was born on August 29, 1944, in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in 1966 and did graduate work from 1966-1967. Ferris is the author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way, for which he was awarded the American Institute of Physics Prize and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; The Red Limit; The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe(s) Report; Galaxies; The Mind's Sky; The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, and other popular books on astronomy and physics. He has received the American Institute of Physics Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science Prize, the Klumpke-Roberts Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Books by Ferris have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. His PBS special, The Creation of the Universe, won an Emmy nomination in 1986. In addition to his books, Ferris is a former editor of Rolling Stone magazine and has authored more than 100 articles, essays, and reviews in such publications as Esquire, Nature, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, and Reader's Digest. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, writes a column for Scientific American, has served as an essayist for The MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and is a commentator for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. Ferris produced the Voyager phonograph record, an artifact of human civilization containing music, the sounds of Earth, and encoded photographs, that was launched aboard the Voyager spacecraft. He serves as a consultant to NASA on long-term space exploration policy. A polymath scholar, Ferris has taught in five disciplines at four universities including City University of New York and University of Southern California. Professor Ferris lives with his wife and family in San Francisco and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley, in the departments of journalism and astronomy, where he is an emeritus professor.

The Dome of Heaven
Raising (and Lowering) the Roof
The Discovery of the Earth
The Sun Worshipers
The World in Retrograde
Newton's Reach
A Plumb Line to the Sun
Deep Space
Island Universes
Einstein's Sky
The Expansion of the Universe
Sermons in Stones
The Age of the Earth
The Evolution of Atoms and Stars
The Quantum and Its Discontents
Rumors of Perfection
The Axis of History
The Origin of the Universe
Mind and Matter
The Persistence of Mystery
Addendum to the Perennial Edition
Glossary: A Brief History of the Universe
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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