If there really is alien life elsewhere in the Universe, then it's reasonable to ask why we haven't seen it. Surely planet Earth must have been visited by aliens, if they exist. Does that mean that alien life doesn't exist? This book uses our knowledge of the universe, some simple maths and a little bit of intelligent speculation to take a sober look at the chances of our actually meeting alien life. After all, we will only meet up if both of us are in the right place at the right time. The Universe is a big place - and it has been around for a long time. Perhaps we were "out" when they visited us?
This is a wonderful non-fiction book which offers deep insights to inquiring minds in a way that is simple yet not patronising. Light-hearted, stimulating and entertaining, this book will answer at least some of the questions that a curious child wants to know the answers to.
Stephen Rickard is an author and publisher with a particular interest in telling everybody about the wonder-full world we live in. He has written over 150 books and interactive titles for children and young adults and is convinced that children aren't as daft as most adults seem to think. His interactive multimedia title 'The History of the Universe' won the International Association for Media and Science award and was a finalist in the international EMMA awards. He lives in Winchester in the south of England and no, he hasn't seen any aliens either.