Books by Ron Miller

Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A superb composite of scientific knowledge that will no doubt inspire readers of all ages to learn more about our enigmatic universe."
A beautifully illustrated survey of the universe and its constituent parts, from quarks to galaxies and beyond. Read full book review >
CURIOSITY'S MISSION ON MARS by Ron Miller
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"An informative, useful look at a current and ongoing mission to explore our nearest neighbor in the solar system. (source notes, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A brief overview of how Curiosity, the rover NASA sent to Mars in November 2011, is making amazing discoveries suggesting some parts of Mars may have been habitable—and could be again in the future. Read full book review >
CHASING THE STORM by Ron Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A serious look at a dangerous pursuit. (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
Recognizing the appeal but emphasizing the difficulties, a veteran science writer offers a window into the world of scientists and lay enthusiasts who follow violent storms, particularly tornadoes. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"An inspiring, holistic take on milestones of scientific progress. (glossary, source notes, bibliography, resources for further information) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A compact, engaging look at how the revolutionary theories of Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton completely changed humankind's understandings of the Earth and the universe—and caused tremendous controversy. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Attractively designed and handsomely illustrated, this informative text introduces teens to many intriguing angles on a high-interest topic that should inspire many to further explore the subject. (chronology, glossary, bibliography, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Will the world end in a bang or a whimper? Unless pre-empted by human-induced disaster or one of many scientifically possible catastrophic scenarios, life on Earth will end a billion years from now in a sizzle. Read full book review >
THE WORLD AROUND US by Ellen Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Pair with Ken Crosswell's Ten Worlds (May 2006) or other titles that use actual photos and present their information straight, or save your money. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
An imaginary space voyage is the device used to introduce seven planets and four moons of the solar system to middle-grade readers. Read full book review >