• It's Not Rocket Science

  • By: Ben Miller
  • Narrated by: Ben Miller
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-07-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (155 ratings)

Summary

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 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)
©2012 Ben Miller (P)2012 Hachette Digital
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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 23-12-12

Science for Every-one

Ben Miller, the dead-pan funny guy on TV, puts his personnal passion into reading his own book.

Mixed with funny ancedotes from his own school, university and show-biz life, he illustratres the plain and simple facts, suppositions and assumptions of the science of the universe, the world and human evolution.

And finally some-one has explained the point and aims of that Large Hadron Colider thing-y in Switzerland, it really isn't rocket science, Hurrah!

A highly entertaining education...

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 12-04-17

Brilliant!

Perfect blend of entertainment and science. Ben Miller's enthusiasm and knowledge shine through. When's the next one out.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ingwe on 03-04-13

Entertaining

Any additional comments?

Quick and entertaining, especially for a science book. Only hits a few subjects & with no new revelations, but Ben Miller's wit (whom I'm a fan of from his British comedy work) definitely makes it a worthwhile and enjoyable read.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 13-08-12

Nice Survey

What made the experience of listening to It's Not Rocket Science the most enjoyable?

The humour and foundations that the author demonstrates are very nice. While I might dispute some of his "indisputable" assumptions, it was an entertaining listen.

Any additional comments?

errata - He cites that Einstein published General Relativity in 1905. He actually published Special Relativity that year; it took 21 more years to produce GR.

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