What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical by Randall Munroe

By Randall Munroe

Book Details:

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Number of Pages: 321
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books

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From the author of the wildly renowned webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative solutions to big questions you most likely by no means notion to ask
thousands of individuals stopover at xkcd.com each one week to learn Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings approximately technology, know-how, language, and love have a major, devoted following, as do his deeply researched solutions to his fans' strangest questions.

The queries he gets diversity from basically abnormal to downright diabolical:

• What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?
• may possibly you construct a jetpack utilizing downward-firing computing device guns?
• What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit long island City?
• Are fireplace tornadoes possible?

His responses are masterpieces of readability and wit, gleefully and thoroughly explaining every thing from the relativistic results of a baseball pitched at close to the rate of sunshine to the numerous terrible methods you'll die whereas development a periodic desk out of the entire real elements.

The booklet gains new and never-before-answered questions, in addition to the preferred solutions from the xkcd site. What If? is an informative banquet for xkcd lovers and an individual who likes to contemplate the hypothetical.

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With his associate Fran in tow and their first baby at the means, he embraces the rituals of village existence with usually absurd and hilarious effects, introducing us to an ensemble of eclectic characters alongside the way in which. One minute he's enjoying a calamitous tractor run, the following he's chairing a village assembly, yet after all he nonetheless unearths time for one final solo event prior to fatherhood arrives - biking coast to coast with a mini pig known as Titch.

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