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Books, Videos, & Magazines

Guides to the Constellations

  • H. A. Rey: The Stars: A New Way to See Them (1976, Houghton Mifflin; a charming introduction by the author of the Curious George books)
  • Antonin Rukl: The Constellation Guidebook. (1999, Sterling)
  • Ian Ridpath & Wil Tirion: The Monthly Sky Guide, 7th ed. (2006, Cambridge University Press)
  • Ken Hewitt-White: Patterns in the Sky: An Introduction to Star Gazing (2007, Sky Publishing)

Selected Observing Guides

  • Patrick Moore: Exploring the Night Sky with Binoculars (2000, Cambridge University Press)
  • Patrick Moore: The Observer's Year: 366 Nights in the Universe (2005, Springer)
  • Terence Dickinson & Alan Dyer: The Backyard Astronomer's Guide (2002, Firefly Books)
  • Terence Dickinson: Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe (2006, Firefly Books)
  • Jay M. Pasachoff: A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets (1999, Houghton Mifflin).
  • Stephen James O'Meara: Deep Sky Companions: The Messier Objects (2000, Sky Publishing)
  • Guy Consolmagno and Dan Davis: Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope and How to Find Them (2000, Cambridge University Press)
  • David Levy: Skywatching (1994, reprinted in 2007 by Fog City Press)

Books on Telescopes and Instruments for Amateurs

  • Harrington, Philip StarWare: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Choosing, Buying, and Using Telescopes and Accessories (2007, Wiley)
  • James Mullaney: A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars (2007, Springer)

Books on Astrophotography

  • Jerry Lodriguss: A Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras (2006, Astropix)
  • Greg Parker: Making Beautiful Deep-Sky Images: Astrophotography with Affordable Equipment and Software (2007, Springer)
  • Ron Wodaski: The New CCD Astronomy (2002, New Astronomy Press)

Books on General Astronomy

  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Liu, and Robert Irion: One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos (2000, Joseph Henry Press)
  • Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison, and Sidney Wolff: Voyages through the Universe, 3rd ed. (2004, Brooks-Cole)
  • E. C. Krupp: Beyond the Blue Horizon: Myths and Legends of the Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets (1991, HarperCollins)
  • Dava Sobel: The Planets (2005, Penguin/Putnam)

Astronomy Books for Children

  • Robin Kerrod & Giles Sparrow: The Way the Universe Works (2002, Dorling Kindersley)
  • Andrew Fraknoi: The Wonderful World of Space (2007, Disney Learning)
  • E. C. Krupp: The Moon and You (2000, Harper); The Big Dipper and You (1989, Morrow)
  • Gregory Matloff: Telescope Power: Activities and Projects for Young Astronomers (1993, Wiley); More Telescope Power (2002, Wiley)
  • Janice VanCleave: Astronomy for Every Kid: 101 Easy Experiments that Really Work (1991, Jossey-Bass)
  • Bortz, Fred: Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hammel (2005, Franklin Watts)

Key Magazines

Annual Publications

Other Astronomy Books by Timothy Ferris

  • Life Beyond Earth (2001, Simon & Schuster)
  • The Whole Shebang: A State of the Universe(s) Report (1997, Simon & Schuster)
  • The Universe and the Eye (1993, Pavilion Books)
  • The Mind's Sky: Human Intelligence in a Cosmic Context (1992, Bantam)
  • The World Treasury of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics (1991, Little Brown)
  • Coming of Age in the Milky Way (1988, William Morrow)
  • Galaxies (1982, Sierra Club Books)
  • The Red Limit: The Search for the Edge of the Universe (1977, William Morrow)

Timothy Ferris' other films are Creation of the Universe (available from ShopPBS) and Life Beyond Earth.

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