What If?

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 24/09/2015
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Synopsis

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? 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.

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781848549562
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 272g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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What If?
Fascinatingly daft
This book is great fun. It answers silly, ridiculous questions in a (semi) serious way. I found this an interesting book for the science and a fun one for ... READ MORE
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