The Aliens Are Coming!
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...more
There were so many theories and experiments I was unaware of. While a great deal of the discussion revolved around where microbiological alien life may be, there is also discussion of more complex life.
I did not know much about SETI entering the book, a ...more
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 I am not complaining that this is mostly in a similar vein to it. To consider aliens Miller looks at how the universe began, how the Earth was formed, how life first existed and some quite complica ...more
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 seemed like distracting side stories. It was intriguing to a point but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Stunning cover though.
If only science fictio ...more
Bỏ qua những lỗi chính tả và canh dòng ngớ ngẩn thì quyển sách này lôi cuốn ngoài mong đợi của mình rất nhiều. Ban đầu còn nhầm lẫn giữa cái tên tác giả/ diễn viên người Anh Ben Miller thành diễn viên người Mĩ Ben Stiller thì sau khi gấp sách lại, cái tên Ben Miller trở thành một cái tên ấn tượng thật sự. Niềm đam mê thiên văn (hay hơn cả, là sự sống ngoài hành tinh) được gom lại, diễn đạt một cách hài hước nhưng nghiêm túc. Khối lượng thông tin ...more
A few notes and other thoughts I had whilst reading, that I wrote on post-its and stuck in relevant places:
LOVE extremophiles and want to learn more about those
did life really begin on Mars rather than Earth, and then travel by comet ...more
The rather vulgar, UFO-infested, cover belies the eclectic and well-organized interior, in which Miller marshals facts and histories into a fascinating overview of the development of the search for lif ...more
Anybody Out There ist ein Sachbuch des britischen Schauspielers und promovierten Physikers Ben Miller. In seinen Serienrollen in Primeval und Doctor Who begab sich Ben Miller bereits auf die Suche nach extremen und außerirdischen Lebensformen. In seinem neuen Sachbuch führt er diese Suche nun rein wissenschaftlich fort. Denn: „Die Aliens werden kommen! Die Frage ist nur: Wann?“
Was passiert? ...more
Fun, entertaining, and thought provoking.