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TitleThe Aliens Are Coming!
AuthorBen Miller
ISBN-
ImprintBen Miller Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
FormatKindle Edition
Pages304

Description

Discover the fascinating and cutting edge science behind the greatest question of all is there life beyond Earth

For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe In the last few years, scientists have made huge strides towards answering that question In The Aliens are Coming , comedian and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes us on a fantastic voyage of discovery, from the beginnings of life on earth to the very latest search for alien intelligence

What soon becomes clear is that the hunt for extra terrestrials is also an exploration of what we actually mean by life What do you need to kickstart life How did the teeming energy of the Big Bang end up as frogs, trees and quantity surveyors How can evolution provide clues about alien life What might it look like Probably not green and sexy, sadly

As our probes and manned missions venture out into the solar system, and our telescopes image Earth like planets with ever increasing accuracy, our search for alien life has never been exciting or better funded The Aliens are Coming is a comprehensive, accessible and hugely entertaining guide to that search, and our quest to understand the very nature of life itself.

Reviews

Sarah Booth

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

4.5 STARS I had no idea that Ben Miller was such a brilliant guy This is a well written informative and FUNNY book about the development of life on Earth and how it influences our search for life out in the stars It s fascinating learning about the parameters needed for life to develop and how speci... (Sign in to see more)


Matthew

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

An informative, yet incredibly fun read I ripped through it in a couple of big reading sessions Highly recommended


Jake

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

Well, the first like 175 pages of this was riveting, I could not put it down If you are looking for information on how scientists are trying to find or contact actual alien life rather then just stories of abductions this is the book for you There were so many theories and experiments I was unaware ... (Sign in to see more)


Dan

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

Comedian and author of the excellent science book It s Not Rocket Science considers alien life in this great new book I wasn t totally sure what to expect from this book if I m honest and it turns out this is wasn t that far away from being More It s Not Rocket Science I liked Miller s first book so... (Sign in to see more)


Monika

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

My head is spinning The author seems to go off on so many tangents, but he eventually ties them all together with no loose ends This isn t as much about aliens as it is about all life, and everything around us Math, science, history it all comes together in this book Audiobook narrator is super ente... (Sign in to see more)


Kristina

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

Is there life beyond Earth In The Aliens Are Coming Ben Miller explores many topics from the origin of the universe to the vary latest searches for alien life It just dragged on and on and it felt like there was too much book for the points he was trying to say A lot of the topics in there just seem... (Sign in to see more)


Richard

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

Lovely chatty style of book, reigniting my interest in all things exoplanety And reminding me that the SETI stuff is serious science Well worth reading.


Del Johnstone

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

There weren t a great deal of aliens in here it was just an excuse for Ben Miller to talk about physics, and chemistry, and biology But he does it in a pretty funny manner, so we ll let him off.


Adrian Fisher

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

This book is a welcome surprise It is an informative read and well worth taking the plunge to explore how humans can detect and decipher an alien language


Tonstant Weader

The Aliens Are Coming! By Ben Miller

The long lost Farscape is still my favorite science fiction series It s not just the humor, but the existence of a wider variety of alien life There are lots of aliens who are not hominids There s Maia, the leviathan, there s that fabulous praying mantis like diagnosan doctor, there s the Hinerians ... (Sign in to see more)


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