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The Resource The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe, Ben Miller

The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe, Ben Miller

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The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe
Title
The aliens are coming!
Title remainder
the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe
Statement of responsibility
Ben Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Aliens Are Coming! is a refreshingly clear, hugely entertaining guide to the search for alien life. Miller looks everywhere for insight, from the Big Bang's sea of energy that somehow became living matter, to the equations that tell us Earth is not so rare, to the clues bacteria hold to how life started. And he makes the case that our growing understanding of life itself will help us predict whether it exists elsewhere, what it might look like, and when we might find it"--
  • "Forget science fiction. We are living through one of the most extraordinary revolutions in the history of science: the emergent belief of a generation of physicists, biologists, and chemists that we are not alone. Acclaimed actor and trained quantum physicist Ben Miller gives us an eye-opening, comprehensive, and hugely entertaining guide to the contemporary search for life in the universe. What's required to kickstart life? How did the teeming energy of the Big Bang end up as frogs, trees, and millions of other species? How can evolution provide clues about alien life? What might aliens look like (probably not what we've been led to expect!)? The Aliens Are Coming! covers it all, from the beginnings of life on Earth to the very latest on our search for extraterrestrials--a search more robust (and better funded) than ever before, thanks to technological marvels returning unprecedented amounts of data, from super-high-powered telescopes and Mars rovers to the probes now leaving the solar system and SETI's ever-expanding ability to hunt for signals."--Back cover
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Ben
Dewey number
576.8/39
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB54
LC item number
.M5388 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life on other planets
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Interstellar communication
  • Extraterrestrial beings
  • Interstellar communication
  • Life on other planets
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / UFOs & Extraterrestrials
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / Space Science
Label
The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe, Ben Miller
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Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extremophiles -- SETI -- Planets -- Universes -- Life -- Humans -- Aliens -- Messages
Control code
ocn952139258
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781615193653
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016028331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952139258
  • (Sirsi) a1957267
Label
The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe, Ben Miller
Publication
Note
"First published in the United Kingdom by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Extremophiles -- SETI -- Planets -- Universes -- Life -- Humans -- Aliens -- Messages
Control code
ocn952139258
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781615193653
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016028331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952139258
  • (Sirsi) a1957267

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