The Exciting and Extraordinary Science Behind Our Search for Life in the Universe
Author: Ben Miller
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
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.
Three more slapstick adventures from our favourite doggy detectives, all set in the summer sun. And things are HOTTING UP! Someone is CHEATING in the SANDCASTLE competition! There's something FISHY about the new CAFE! But it's the ALIEN INVASION that REALLY makes Shifty and Sam lose their COOL! Anyone for an ICED bun?! Brilliant stories hilariously told by Tracey Corderoy and beautifully brought to life by Steven Lenton's illustrations. Have you read Shifty and Sam's other fiction adventures? The Spooky School Up, Up and Away! Jingle Bells!
1969: Captain John Christopher of the U.S. Air Force has just returned from a most peculiar mission to investigate a UFO sighting. But even though the mission took only a few minutes, the captain has vague memory flashes of futuristic humans, a pointy-eared alien named Spock, and a ship called The U.S.S. Enterprise™.... Government agent James Wainwright has waited for this fateful day ever since he encountered the conquering Ferengi Marauders Quark, Rom, and Nog in Roswell in 1947. Now he will stop at nothing to use Captain Christopher's secret knowledge to bring his campaign to defend Earth against alien attack to the forefront once again! A dramatic sequel to classic Star Trek episodes from two generations by the critically acclaimed author of In the Name of Honor!
In the beginning, Earth was without form, and civilization was nonexistent. Thousands of years later, signs of earlier life on Earth were discovered, indicating that extremely intelligent life had once existed. Author Sherry Shriner alleges that a cover-up began in 1954, when a race of aliens that had been orbiting the Earth landed at Holloman Air Force Base. Afraid that their planet was dying, the aliens landed a second time at Edwards Air Force Base. Shriner explains that this monumental event had been planned in advance, and, on the appointed day, President Eisenhower was whisked away to the base, under the guise of a visit to a dentist. After President Eisenhower met with the aliens, a formal treaty between the Alien Nation and the United States of America was signed. Has the United States government really been collaborating with aliens for the past sixty years? In Bible Codes Revealed, Shriner challenges readers to consider the possibility of a future global alien and UFO invasion, and more importantly, what we can and should do once this event transpires. According to the author, it's not a matter of IF but WHEN! And soon. The information you will read in these pages is shocking, and points to an imminent danger on every level of a global society teetering on the brink of human and spiritual slavery. Sherry Shriner's information will shock you, but most importantly, will challenge you to get involved now in spreading the truth about this horrific reality: that aliens exist and control much of what happens on planet Earth, and unless humankind takes a stand now, the world humans rely on, the possibility of future generations even, most certainly would be lost forever due mainly to the greed and criminality of the world's most powerful ruling bodies desiring short term technological progress in exchange for selling out the human race!
For decades, people throughout the world have reported encounters with what they believe are extraterrestrials. This title explores the nature of such encounters and objectively examines the most prevalent theories regarding alien experiences, including those related to space exploration, time travel, alternate dimensions, and the workings of the human mind.
Encountering ETI weaves together scientific knowledge and spiritual faith in a cosmic context. It explores consequences of Contact between terrestrial intelligent life (TI) and extraterrestrial intelligent life (ETI). Humans will face cosmic displacement if there are other complex, technologically advanced intelligent beings in the universe; our economic structures and religious beliefs might need substantial revision. On Earth or in space, humans could encounter benevolent ETI (solicitous of our striving for maturity as a species) or malevolent ETI (seeking our land and goods to benefit themselves, claiming that their "superior civilization" gives them the right)--or meet both types of species. Earth Encounters of the Third Kind described by credible witnesses (including American Indian elders) suggest that both have arrived already: some shut down U.S. and U.S.S.R. ICBM missiles to promote peace; others mutilated cattle or abducted people, perhaps to acquire physiological data on biota for scientific study or for other, unknown purposes. Sci-fi movies such as Avatar and novels like The Martian Chronicles describe humans as malevolent ETI aliens: we do to others what we fear others will do to us. A shared and evolving spiritual materiality could enable humanity to overcome cosmic displacement, and guide TI and ETI in a common quest for meaning and wellbeing on cosmic common ground.