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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.

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Other books by Ben Miller

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

Author: Ben Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Following the breakout success of his instant festive classic, The Night I Met Father Christmas, get ready for the brilliant new novel from comedian, actor and bestselling author, Ben Miller! `Stories are often about someone who does a Bad Thing, and this is no exception...' Harrison tries his best to be good. He doesn't steal, he always shares with his sister and he never cheats at board games, but Harrison also has a BIG flaw ... He can't control his temper! So when he's given a black hole instead of a balloon at a party, Harrison jumps at the chance to get rid of everything that makes him cross. But when it's not just things he hates that are disappearing into the black hole but things he loves, too, Harrison starts to realise that sometimes you should be careful what you wish for... An out-of-this world adventure about time travel, troublesome black holes and unwanted pieces of broccoli. Praise for The Night I Met Father Christmas: '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 'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh, bestselling author 'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour ... irresistible' Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writer 'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone, bestselling author

The Night I Met Father Christmas

The Night I Met Father Christmas

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

'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 'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh, bestselling author 'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone, bestselling author of Sky Song and Everdark 'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour ... irresistible' Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writer Jackson knows all about the flying 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? That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover 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 Christmas classic in the making from 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!

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 'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh, bestselling author 'You can always tell when a children's book has been written by a brilliant father because there's a particular intimacy, warmth and mischievous humour that bubbles through it ... irresistible' Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writer Jackson knows all about the flying 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? That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story. So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover 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 Christmas classic in the making from 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!

Dear Billie Salvation in the Poconos

Dear Billie Salvation in the Poconos

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2018

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 / softback 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 / softback 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.

Der Ultimative Ratgeber zum Kauf der richtigen Gitarre fur mein Kind

Der Ultimative Ratgeber zum Kauf der richtigen Gitarre fur mein Kind

Author: Ben Miller Format: eBook Release Date: 13/11/2012

Ihnen als Eltern wird eine erste Hilfestellung in Sachen Gitarrenkauf fur Ihr Kind angeboten. Er soll einen groben Uberblick uber die Arten von Gitarren aufzeigen und Sie vor den grobsten Fallstricken beim Kauf und der Auswahl der ersten Gitarre fur Ihr Kind bewahren. Anhand einer einfachen Tabelle kann die richtige Gitarrengroe ermittelt und somit die Auswahl im Fachhandel erleichtert werden. Zunachst aber eine kurze Vorstellung der popularsten Gitarrentypen.

The Kingdom Has Drawn Near

The Kingdom Has Drawn Near

Author: Ben Miller Format: Paperback / softback 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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