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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

by Randall Munroe

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ISBN: 9781483030197
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Long Description

From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of 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 a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last?In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

Product Details

Author
Randall Munroe
Short Title
WHAT IF M
Playing time
390
Publisher
Blackstone Audiobooks
Language
English
ISBN-10
1483030199
ISBN-13
9781483030197
Media
Audio Product
Format
MP3 CD
Year
2014
Publication Date
2014-09-02
Subtitle
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Audience
General/Trade