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Miller, Ron 1947-

Overview
Works: 117 works in 326 publications in 6 languages and 23,227 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Motion pictures  Popular works  Miscellanea  Science fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Editor
Classifications: QB501.2, FIC
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Most widely held works about Ron Miller
 
Most widely held works by Ron Miller
The grand tour : a traveler's guide to the solar system by Ron Miller( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paintings, photographs, maps, and diagrams take the reader on a visual visit to thirty-five of Earth's neighbors in space
20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic tale by Ron Miller( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story
Special effects : an introduction to movie magic by Ron Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history and techniques of film, from the beginning of cinema to the current digital era, are explained
The Macmillan book of astronomy by Roy A Gallant( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores such astronomy topics as how the sun, stars, and planets were born, how the universe expands, and life on other planets
Cycles of fire : stars, galaxies, and the wonder of deep space by William K Hartmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternity by Greg Bear( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth is struggling from the ravages of nuclear Death. The leader of the first expedition to Thistledown, an asteroid starship, Garry Lanier, has grown old, bitter, weary, unwilling to live. Suddenly he reunites with General Pavel Mirsky--who cannot possibly exist because Mirsky disappeared with the Way, an endless corrider slicing across space through universes
The elements : what you really want to know by Ron Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of the periodic table of the elements, includes biographies of major figures in the field of chemistry, and provides information on each element
Digital art : painting with pixels by Ron Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of digital art; techniques; image formats; its use in design, advertising, comic books, animation, and special effects; and careers in it
The history of rockets by Ron Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the invention, development, and different uses of rockets, from their beginnings in ancient Greece and China to modern efforts to explore outer space. The History of Rockets describes the development of rockets from their earliest days in ancient Greece and China to today's space shuttles to tomorrow's dreams. Today's rocket scientists are building the biggest, best, fastest, most powerful rockets ever imagined to provide information about the weather, upper atmosphere, and pollution; place satellites in orbit; and more. There is no doubt that rockets will continue to thrill and inspire us -- as they have for hundreds of years
Out of the cradle : exploring the frontiers beyond earth by William K Hartmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo by Ron Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title shows how a group of European scientists, in the span of roughly one hundred and fifty years (early 1500s to the mid-1600s) and working through direct observation, overturned the centuries' old accepted view of a geocentric universe. Through their research and writings, they proposed and described a new order of things in which the Earth orbits the Sun. In so doing, these scientists--Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton--challenged the accepted wisdom of the ages, specifically that of the Catholic Church. Galileo was accordingly tried and condemned to house arrest in 1633; the works of many others were banned. Not until the late 1900s did the Church revisit the Galileo case, ultimately concluding that it had made a mistake in suggesting that humans must accept biblical cosmology in literal terms. The book also includes a fascinating chapter exploring sects such as the 19th-century Muggletonians, the 20th-century Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, and the 21st-century Association of Biblical Astronomy, all of which insist(ed) on variations of a geocentric cosmology."--Provided by publisher
Curiosity's mission on Mars : exploring the red planet by Ron Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses some of the information sent back from "Curiosity," the Mars Rover, including pictures of the Martian landscape, traces of water in Martian soil, and the key chemicals necessary for life
Chasing the storm : tornadoes, meteorology, and weather watching by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the science of tornadoes and those who chase them, and provides instructions for simple weather experiments
Rockets by Ron Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of rockets, from their humble beginnings as toys one thousand years ago to their initiation as fearsome weapons of war. Most recently, rockets have enabled human beings to escape the bounds of Earth, travel into space, and explore other worlds
Stars and galaxies by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of how the ancients observed and measured the s tars leads into chapters about the sun, varieties of stars and the spaces between them, the Milky Way and surrounding galaxies, and theories about how the universe began and how it will end
Seven wonders beyond the solar system by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, we'll explore seven wonders beyond the solar system. We'll look at giant clouds of gas and dust called nebulae. Some nebulae are places where stars are born. Other nebulae are all that remains of stars that have died. Other wonders beyond the solar system include pulsing stars, giant stars, and giant clusters of stars called galaxies. We'll visit them all. And we'll explore the age-old question: Does the universe have any other planets like Earth?"--Amazon.com
Seven wonders of the rocky planets and their moons by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Uncover seven wonders of the four rocky planets. From Mercury, we'll watch the Sun appear to perform wild acrobatics. We'll also explore Venus, a planet full of puzzles and beauty. On Mars, we'll visit the tallest mountain and the deepest canyon of all the planets. This planet has hints of water that may be the key to identifying life forms on other planets."--Amazon.com
Asteroids, comets, and meteors by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the formation of the solar system, particularly how asteroids, comets, and meteors were formed, and relates how astronomers learn about the existence and characteristics of these bodies
Seven wonders of the gas giants and their moons by Ron Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes seven phenomena about the outer planets of the solar system and their moons, including the great red spot of Jupiter and the underground sea of Europa, and explains how these phenomena occurred
Is the end of the world near? : from crackpot predictions to scientific scenarios by Ron Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces end of the world scenarios, including self-destruction through nuclear war or continued environmental exploitation, humanity wiped out by a pandemic, or an asteroid or comet strike destroying Earth
 
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Special effects : an introduction to movie magic
Alternative Names
Ron Miller Amerikaans romanschrijver

Ron Miller artista e scrittore statunitense

Рон Миллер

ران میلر نویسنده آمریکایی

رون ميلر

ミラー, ロン

ロン・ミラー

榮恩·米勒 (藝術家和作家)

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20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic taleSpecial effects : an introduction to movie magicThe elements : what you really want to knowDigital art : painting with pixelsThe history of rocketsOut of the cradle : exploring the frontiers beyond earthRocketsStars and galaxies