Books

NEW! Annals of the Deep Sky: A Survey of Galactic and Extragalactic Objects (Willmann-Bell, 2015, with Dennis Webb). Like it on Facebook here.

  • “At last, the sky guide we’ve been waiting for!” —Richard Berry, astronomy author
  • “The next great deep-sky handbook.” —Alan MacRobert, Sky & Telescope

Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World (Profile Books, 2014, with Alexandra Witze)

  • “A book that will surely make you want to go to Iceland, or at least pay careful heed to the next time one if its many volcanoes erupt.” —Seattle Times
  • Shortlisted for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

The Cosmic Connection: How Astronomical Events Impact Life on Earth (Prometheus Books, 2009)

  • “In clear and powerful prose, Kanipe describes a fascinating range of cosmic phenomena which have profoundly affected the life on our planet in the past, and will do so again.” —S. George Djorgovski, professor of astronomy, Caltech

The Arp Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies: A Chronicle and Observer’s Guide (Willmann-Bell, 2007)

  • “A handsome tome designed by two knowledgeable observers who know what they’re doing.”—Sky & Telescope

Chasing Hubble’s Shadows: The Search for Galaxies at the Edge of Time (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006)

  • “Instructive and enjoyable.” —Science News
  • “Bound to excite and inspire.” —New Scientist

Astronomy: The Definitive Guide (Barnes & Noble Books, 2003)

Star and Sky (Discovery Insight Guides, 2000)

A Skywatcher’s Year (Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Advanced Skywatching (Weldon Owen, 1997)