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

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Author: Randall Munroe
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Book Title
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Author
Randall Munroe
ISBN
9780544272996
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: - What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? - Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? - What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? - Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Randall MunroePublisher: Houghton MifflinPublished: 09/02/2014ISBN: 9780544272996Pages: 320Weight: 1.80lbsSize: 9.00h x 7.30w x 1.40dReview Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/05/2014 pg. 69People Weekly 09/15/2014 pg. 52Discover 10/01/2014 pg. 74Library Journal 10/01/2014 pg. 107Entertainment Weekly 12/12/2014 pg. 75People Weekly 12/22/2014 pg. 46BookPage 09/01/2014
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: - What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? - Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? - What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? - Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: 09/02/2014
ISBN: 9780544272996
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.30w x 1.40d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/05/2014 pg. 69
People Weekly 09/15/2014 pg. 52
Discover 10/01/2014 pg. 74
Library Journal 10/01/2014 pg. 107
Entertainment Weekly 12/12/2014 pg. 75
People Weekly 12/22/2014 pg. 46
BookPage 09/01/2014
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: - What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? - Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? - What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? - Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Published: 09/02/2014
ISBN: 9780544272996
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.80lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.30w x 1.40d

Review Citations: Entertainment Weekly 09/05/2014 pg. 69
People Weekly 09/15/2014 pg. 52
Discover 10/01/2014 pg. 74
Library Journal 10/01/2014 pg. 107
Entertainment Weekly 12/12/2014 pg. 75
People Weekly 12/22/2014 pg. 46
BookPage 09/01/2014