HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
5,768 (8,064)953,693 (4.05)140
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. (Bowker Author Biography) Timothy Ferris, author of seven books on astronomy, regularly contributes to such publications as The New Yorker, Life, Nature, Esquire, & The New York Times Magazine. He wrote & narrated the award-winning PBS television special "The Creation of the Universe." He lives in San Francisco, California. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Coming of Age in the Milky Way
… (more)
Disambiguation Notice

Timothy Ferris, the author of The Whole Shebang and Red Limit, is not the same person as the Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week (note the second "s").

Coming of Age in the Milky Way 1,444 copies, 13 reviews
Seeing in the dark 424 copies, 11 reviews
The Future of Spacetime (Contributor) 241 copies, 1 review
Galaxies 227 copies, 1 review
Life Beyond Earth 49 copies, 1 review
20th century (18) anthology (63) astronomy (845) astrophysics (56) biography (167) cosmology (369) democracy (17) essays (66) Feynman (43) general science (16) gonzo (19) goodreads (16) hardcover (28) history (187) history of science (123) journalism (21) letters (91) library (18) math (197) memoir (20) nature (19) NF (21) non-fiction (548) own (27) philosophy (52) photography (31) physics (570) popular science (64) read (57) reference (48) science (1,347) science and technology (16) space (113) space exploration (28) time (17) Timothy Ferris (20) to-read (312) universe (42) unread (50) Your library (33)
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Disambiguation notice
Timothy Ferris, the author of The Whole Shebang and Red Limit, is not the same person as the Tim Ferriss, author of The Four Hour Work Week (note the second "s").

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4.05)
0.5
1 2
1.5 1
2 18
2.5 7
3 141
3.5 49
4 314
4.5 32
5 241

Author pictures (2)

   

(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Timothy Ferris is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Timothy Ferris is composed of 10 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 174,073,854 books! | Top bar: Always visible