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The Resource Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe, Timothy Ferris

Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe, Timothy Ferris

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Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe
Title
Seeing in the dark
Title remainder
how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Ferris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The author explores how backyard stargazers are changing our knowledge of the universe, recounts his own experiences, and shares information on some of the more interesting things that can be seen in space
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2002.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166532
Cataloging source
OCO
Dewey number
520
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how backyard stargazers are probing deep space and guarding Earth from interplanetary peril
Label
Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe, Timothy Ferris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2139360
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780684865805
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002020693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50413686
Label
Seeing in the dark : how amateur astronomers are discovering the wonders of the Universe, Timothy Ferris
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2139360
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 379 pages
Isbn
9780684865805
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002020693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50413686

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