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The Aliens Are Coming!: The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe (Paperback)
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The Aliens Are Coming!: The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/02/2016
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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 more 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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781847445025
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 214 x 136 x 23 mm


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A witty and informative romp through our search for little green men that says as much about human ingenuity as it does about the aliens we seek * DARA O BRIAIN *
An eclectic and entertaining story, weaving together space exploration, the evolution of life on Earth, the Drake Equation and Egyptian hieroglyphs. That's non-trivial, as we say in physics, but Ben Miller manages it! * BRIAN COX *

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“This is the best book ever.”

This is truly one of the best books describing the search for extraterrestrial life out their in the Universe. This book covers absolutely everything and offers a mind blowing tour of the science behind the search. A... More

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29th February 2016
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