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Author Munroe, Randall, author.

Title What if? [electronic resource] : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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 Pittsburg B&T E-Book  EBOOK    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : illustrations
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Note Description based on print version record.
Summary The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including "What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?" and "Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?"
"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 the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303).
Subject Science -- Miscellanea.
SCIENCE / Physics.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Munroe, Randall. What if? Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 9780544272996 (DLC) 2014016311 (OCoLC)872620028
ISBN 9780544272644 : $24.00
0544272641 : $24.00

 
    
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