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What if? [electronic resource] : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Randall Munroe.

Munroe, Randall. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780544272644 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: 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 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 29725 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Humor (Nonfiction).
Genre: Electronic books.

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