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Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM By Ben Miller

An engaging, accessible, and fascinating look at science s best bits by a comedian and particle physicist 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 when he accidentally became a comedian But fiAn engaging, accessible, and fascinating look at science s best bits by a comedian and particle physicist 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 when he accidentally became a comedian But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots to share with readers his favorite bits of science This is the stuff that readers really need to know, not only because it matters, but because it will quite simply amaze and delight.
  • Title: It's Not Rocket Science
  • Author: Ben Miller
  • ISBN: 9780751545005
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback

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Brian Clegg Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Ben Miller is probably best known for playing a detective in the gentle, rather underrated comedy drama Death in Paradise, and as half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller, but he studied physics at Cambridge and was en route to a doctorate when he realized that getting a real job was much more useful. (I would like to apply a large kick to Brian Cox for writing the most condescending puff for the book I’ve ever seen: ‘A fun and insightful ride through the whole of science – it’s almos [...]
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Zoe Carney Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I have a complex relationship with science. On the one hand, I find it interesting - the search for the Higgs boson, climate science, evolution and so on - while on the other my educational experience is such that the merest hint of the word 'mathematics' makes my brain shut down.This book, therefore, could have been written for me. Miller takes several of the big ideas in science and breaks them down for the lay person, gently leading us through ideas about particle physics, evolutionary biolog [...]
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Rachel Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Enjoyable enough, as long as you skip the first chapter, which has barely any science in it.
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Elif Derin Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Oldum olası popüler bilim kitaplarını severim. Kitap okurken tür değişikliği yapmak zihni dinlendirmek için oldukça işe yarar bir yöntem. Aynı zamanda son bilimsel gelişmelerden haberdar olmak da artısı olarak cebinizde kalıyor. Evet adından da anlayabileceğiniz üzere okurken sık sık gülümsüyorsunuz. Üslubu bir bilim kitabı için olabilecek en iyi ölçüde eğlenceli. Son yılların popüler konusu olan büyük hadron çarpıştırıcısı bölümü, konu hakkında il [...]
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Lindz Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Science and I have never really gotten along. All through high school science was tedious boring and annoying. I ran over the arms of messy smiling history. The goofy kid with tousled hair and over sized shoes, while science was equivalent of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory. So why was I reading a book about science? I'm not sure how it happened either. I originally bought the book for my boyfriend who likes fazers, aliens, stars, explosions, and big guns. In the past three years I have sat in [...]
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Jim Whitefield Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I love Ben Miller, the author of this book, as a comedian and actor – who is currently starring in the acclaimed TV (second) series ‘Death in Paradise’, but I had never before read anything written by him. My wife bought me this book for my birthday as she knows I also love simply presented science. Ben Miller is best summarised as a person on the rear cover so I will let that speak for him: “Ben Miller is, like you, a mutant ape living through an Ice Age on a ball of molten iron, orbiti [...]
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Sarah Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I love most aspects of science, I’d like to say that first off, however what interests me about science and what I’m good at are two completely separate things. Before I get into my science love I’d just like to have a little vent about the people who complain that this book is too easy for them. If your science knowledge is so good then why are you reading a science book designed for the people who have not bonded with science? (like it? A little chemistry joke there for you) It’s like [...]
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Lcitera Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I am a fan of DEATH IN PARADISE and followed Chief Inspector off the screen and into the bookstore. I learned more about science from this book than I had previously mastered in far too many years of education, Ben Miller's credentials come from a Ph.D program at Cambridge Universitybut what makes this book click is the humor. I now have at least a basic idea of a quarkd a good shot at the correct pronunciation of the word. Especially enjoyed the chapter on Astronomy. Never thought I would volun [...]
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Waseem Sheriff Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
An excellent attempt by Ben Miller to break down into simple terms the world of seemingly complex science around us - from sub atomic particles to biological evolution to food science to the formation of the cosmos and everything else trending in science.Although some parts of ‘It’s Not Rocket Science' does still seem like ‘rocket science’, this book launches readers into a world of scientific marvel and escapism, propelled by clear, factual and logical explanations and theories.The aut [...]
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Narrelle Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Intelligent, accessible, fun and funny. I wish parts of it were available as pamphlets to hand to people to explain climate change and the moon landings, for starters. Miller's enthusiasm for the joys of science is infectious!
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Rog Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
The book basically takes all your favourite Science subjects from school (Biology, Physics, and Chemistry), strips out the boring stuff (Blast furnaces for example) and as Ben Miller states in a metaphor that I am now going to mix, removes all the 'first principles' stuff and just feeds you the exciting 'tip of the iceberg' stuff (my metaphor).So, for Biology, we have a whole section devoted to evolution, Darwin etc. and how DNA works (ever wondered what a Haplatite is, or Mitochondrial Eve???). [...]
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Kiril Valchev Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Бен Милър е докторант по физика в Кеймбридж, когато прегръща актьорското поприще. С дисертация, озаглавена: "Novel quantum effects in low-temperature quasi-zero-dimensional mesoscopic electron systems", нищо чудно, че избира комедията като поле за изява. Страстта и голямата любов към науката така и не угасват. Двете [...]
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Howard Shore Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
This book had little to offer.
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Lee Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I was in a Heathrow Terminal 3 bookshop a few months ago, all too aware that the one book I was taking on holiday would be insufficient. What I needed was something to read that would take a while. Something big and complicated with lots of equations and indecipherable diagrams. I needed a book on rocket science.Then, as if Serendipity-incarnate herself had just landed in WHSmith, I espied a paperback by Ben Miller. “Ben Miller? Isn't he the amusing comedian chap from the telly?” I thought t [...]
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Sho Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
(I've only just realised that I've spelt Physics wrong on my "bookshelf" don't judge me)I ordered this when I heard it was about to be published - and waited and waited, and the forecast date of delivery was pushed further and further back. Then - BANG! - came the email I'd been waiting for: it was on the way.Currently, what with studying on the OU and all, I don't read as much as I used to. But I buy (nearly) as many books as I used to: only I pile them all on a shelf of "books to be read durin [...]
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Ints Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Es pat neatceros kādēļ es šo grāmatu nopirku. Noteikti izlasīju par to labus vārdus un nenoturējos nenopircis. Nopirku un pāris reizes mēģināju sākt lasīt. Pirmajā reizē tiku ievadam līdz pusei un metu mieru, pazuda noskaņojums. Otrajā reizē izlasīju pirmo nodaļu, kas mani negaidīti pārsteidza a bērnišķīgu izklāstu. Tas mani nobiedēja un grāmata atkal palika nelasīta. Tagad pieķēros tai pa īstam, jo sen nekas populārzinātnisks nav lasīts un neko nopietnu neg [...]
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Ann Goodwin Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
What a brilliant book. Covering a lot of hot topics in an extremely readable and funny way. Although I am not sure about his conclusions about Alien life. And it did make me realise how little I actually know about stuff *sigh*
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David Spargur Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Pretty entertainingVery fun read and solid science, just 2 notes: His estimates on the Drake equation tell us Mars 100% has had life. Also I understand stars twinkle from our atmosphere, rather than interstellar medium. But the Drake equation estimate was enlightening, giving 7 alien civilizations in our galaxy waiting for a call, though an estimate of none in our galaxy is more reasonable to me.
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Misa Buckley Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
It's very possible, were I not a fan of the sunny detective show Death In Paradise, that the existence of this book might have passed me by. It if weren't for that program, I probably wouldn't have followed Ben Miller on Twitter. And if it weren't for that, I'd not have realised he'd written the book.Wait, I hear you say, are you saying this is a book written by an actor? Short answer is yes. The longer answer is that Ben was at Cambridge University studying physics when he stumbled onto Footlig [...]
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Hannio J Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Rating - 4.5 stars!I don't know exactly what has got me into science books recently but something has suddenly clicked it's just a shame that this new found love of science couldn't have emerged back when I was at school taking science!The writing style was extremely easy to understand, it was amusing and in no way did I feel as though Ben Miller had dumbed it down in anyway. It might not have been as technical as some other science books I've read but that was in no way a bad thing in my eyes.H [...]
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Andrew Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
This is a tricky one to comment on. Ben Miller is incredibly clever and very very funny - to me a mixture I am deeply jealous of. But his writings - first off the passion he feels for the subject cannot be denied- however like all clever people who love a subject at times you do get the feeling you want to tap him on the shoulder and say wooo - slow down there and let my brain catch up. Now that is not to say he patronises you or blows you away with technobabble - no his work is very accessible [...]
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Dan Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
I very rarely read non-fiction books but I was recommended this by a colleague and thought I'd give it a read as Miller is one of my favourite sketch comedians and a book which explains scientific concepts for entertainment was something which I thought sounded interesting.Miller certainly succeeded in being entertaining although I didn't find it to be that educational. Some parts I could barely understand and was baffled by and others were largely recapping things I knew about. I did find the c [...]
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Eris Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
This book was very inspirational and educational also entertaining since I guess the fact Ben Miller a actor and comedian was very informative yet simple since the writing was so much easier and less technical than the dull science books at school. The book put such a insight on me because I never realise how the universe really work especially the important parts such as evolution and gravity these I never understand their importance in science since at school the teacher never explain them qui [...]
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Heather Taylor-Nicholson Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
A brilliant book specifically for a non science audience, written by comedian and actor Ben Miller. Miller studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge, specialising in Physics and then went on to study Novel quantum effects in low-temperature quasi-zero dimensional mesoscopic electron systems, as a PhD, (semi conductor quantum dots!). Miller gave up his PhD for comedy but has always maintained his love affair with science. In this book he explains various aspects of current issues and scientific disco [...]
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Reg Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
A thoroughly enjoyable jaunt through Science. Being reasonably geeky I was familiar with a lot of the material and probably in more detail than the 'Avoid Maths or anything that would put a casual reader off' way that the material is presented, but I still gained and learned a lot from the book. Brilliantly Miller manages to link up pretty much everything - from cooking to the evolution of man, from geology to weather patterns, biology to climate change, intelligence to physics to space travel a [...]
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CF Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Really entertaining. I've been a fan of Miller for many years for his comedy work, and finding out he is an incredible scientist and writer as well is just delightful. Miller outlines the big issues in science. Climate change, evolution, space, particle physics and more. His sense of humour shines through his writing and he makes these usually complex issues much easier to understand. I have been interested in science since I was a child but, as I'm sure many of you also were, was the unfortunat [...]
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Deborah Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
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 that you really need to know, not only because it matters, but because it will quite simply amaze [...]
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James Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
Tough one to rate. On the one hand, anyone who presents science in a manner that makes it interesting and accessible deserves encouragement, and this book does that. On the other, the Hitch-Hikers style "space is big" mateyness grates, and there's a LOT of it. A whole chapter on cooking seems misjudged, but the chapter on climate change is brilliant, not least of all for its balance, and deserves reading even if you skip the rest. Overall, if you want a great, readable, entertaining overview of [...]
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Martha Aug 24, 2019 - 12:24 PM
A fantastic summary of some of the biggest topics in science, written in an accessible and light-hearted way. Ever wondered about atoms, DNA or evolution? This is the book for you! I found the earlier part a bit of a struggle because it was more of the physics-heavy stuff about atoms and the Higgs Boson; but I absolutely loved everything about DNA, evolution, space travel - so interesting! I've had this book on my bookshelf for longer than I can remember and have always put it off because I was [...]
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It's Not Rocket Science By Ben Miller An engaging, accessible, and fascinating look at science s best bits by a comedian and particle physicist 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 when he accidentally became a comedian But fiAn engaging, accessible, and fascinating look at science s best bits by a comedian and particle physicist 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 when he accidentally became a comedian But first love runs deep, and he has returned to his roots to share with readers his favorite bits of science This is the stuff that readers really need to know, not only because it matters, but because it will quite simply amaze and delight.

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