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It's Not Rocket Science: Discover the Surprisingly Simple Ideas behind the Most Exciting Bits of Science

Popular Science

By: Ben Miller (Author)

Sphere Books

Paperback | Jan 2014 | #211239 | ISBN-13: 9780751545005
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About this book

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 'It's Not Rocket Science 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
 

"A fun an insightful ride through the whole of science – it's almost as if he'd finished his PhD"
- Brian Cox


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Biography

Ben Miller studied physics at Cambridge and was working on his PhD when he left to pursue a career in comedy. He is now half of Britain's most popular TV comedy duo, Armstrong & Miller, and a successful actor, but has always maintained a passionate interest in science.

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