What If?: Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his popular site xkcd.com, ‘a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language’ which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. In pursuit of answers to the strange questions fans ask, he runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators. Here, he explains the laws of science in operation in a way that every intelligent reader will enjoy and feel much the smarter for having read.

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From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day?

In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.

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Weight0.26 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.5 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xii, 304

Language

English

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Dewey

502 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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