Ben Miller - Author

About the Author

Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiting a supermassive black hole. He is also an actor, comedian and approximately one half of Armstrong & Miller. He's presented a BBC Horizon documentary on temperature and a Radio 4 series about the history of particle physics, and wrote a regular science column in The Times. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut. @ActualBenMiller

Featured books by Ben Miller

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

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

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

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. 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.

Other books by Ben Miller

The Night I Met Father Christmas

The Night I Met Father Christmas

Author: Ben Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

'A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small.' Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and comedian Jackson has always wanted to meet Father Christmas. He knows all about the reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there's one thing he doesn't know ... how did Father Christmas become Father Christmas? One Christmas Eve, Jackson's wish comes true and not only does he get to meet Father Christmas but he also hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale journey into the world of Torvil - a mean-spirited and miserly elf who, on one magical night, discovers the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is... Get ready for a charming and magical story by actor and comedian Ben Miller with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist!

Aliens Are Coming!

Aliens Are Coming!

Author: Ben Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 21/03/2017

Actor and bestselling science writer Ben Miller takes readers to the cutting edge of one of the greatest questions 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, but in the last few yearsas our probes begin to escape the solar system, and our telescopes reveal thousands of Earthlike planetsscientists have taken huge leaps toward an answer. ';Forget science fiction,' author Ben Miller writes. ';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.'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.

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

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

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

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.

It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The Top Ten Bestseller Black holes. DNA. The Large Hadron Collider. Ever had that sneaking feeling that you are missing out on some truly spectacular science? You do? Well, fear not, for help is at hand. Ben Miller was working on his Physics PhD at Cambridge when he accidentally became a comedian. But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots to share with you all his favourite bits of science. This is the stuff you really need to know, not only because it matters but because it will quite simply amaze and delight you. 'Let me show you another, perhaps less familiar side of Science; her beauty, her seductiveness and her passion. And let's do it quickly, while Maths isn't looking' Ben Miller 'This book makes climate change actually seem interesting. Not just important - it's obviously important - but interesting. As a result I bought lots of other books about climate change, something I now regret' David Mitchell Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiting a supermassive black hole. He is also an actor, comedian and approximately one half of Armstrong & Miller. He's presented a BBC Horizon documentary on temperature and a Radio 4 series about the history of particle physics, and has written a science column for The Times. He is slowly coming to terms with the idea that he may never be an astronaut.

The Kingdom Has Drawn Near

The Kingdom Has Drawn Near

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2009

The first work by Sensus Divinitatis Publishing is Pastor Ben Miller's four part exposition on the Kingdom of God: The really exciting news on the world scene is that the kingdom of God has arrived! And as noted above, we are living in the historical unfolding of that kingdom whether we believe it or not, whether we like it or not. We are living in the historical unfolding of that kingdom today. This means that our lives are not just happening. Life is not just happening. Our lives are unfolding as one small part of God's kingdom plan. And this, in turn, means that our lives are fraught with moral significance, because at every moment we are either actively serving the King or we are actively warring against Him.

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