Aliens: Science Asks: Is There Anyone Out There? (Paperback)
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Aliens: Science Asks: Is There Anyone Out There? (Paperback)

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Do Aliens Exist? And if they do - what would they look like? Where would they live? Would they be conscious beings? And what would happen if they found us? These are the biggest questions we've ever asked - and here, Professor Jim Al-Khalili, theoretical physicist and host of BBC Radio Four's The Life Scientific, blasts off in search of answers. Coming with him are Martin Rees, Ian Stewart, Louisa Preston, Monica Grady, Sara Seager, Paul Davies and a crack team of scientists and experts who've made it their life's work to discover the truth. So get ready to visit the ice boulders and hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn's moon Titan, meet the tiny eight-legged critters that could survive in space, and learn about the neuroscience behind belief in alien abductions. Along the way, you'll enter the mind of an octopus, work out the probability of us finding an alien civilisation and discover whether quantum computing might hold the secret to life itself. Lively, curious and filled with scientific insights fresh from the cutting edge of the Galaxy, Aliens is the perfect book for anyone who has ever looked up into the starry sky and wondered: are we alone?

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781256817
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 167 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A brilliantly sharp collection -- Nicola Davis * Observer *
Jim Al-Khalili has gathered a useful cross-section of the brightest minds in space science ... [Aliens] goes far beyond the what and the where and the when of extraterrestrial-hunting to the biggest conundrum of all: why bother? ... This book is always lucid and sometimes unexpectedly beautiful. -- Oliver Moody * The Times *
With a handsome cover sprinkled with green glitter, and pages wittily edged in matching green, this is an ideal stocking-filler for keen alien-fanciers -- Jane Shilling * Daily Mail *

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“Barking up the wrong planet?”


This thought provoking collection of essays really demands a fundamental shift in our notion of alien life. It also implores us to value life on our own planet.

A central part of this body of work is a detailed... More

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“Tantalising”

Jim Al-Khalili is a great science communicator and I was prepared to be disappointed with a few of the essays simply because it wasn’t J. But he’s chosen well and now I’ve more people to follow. Why not 5 stars?... More

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