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The Resource What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe

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What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Title
What if?
Title remainder
serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Statement of responsibility
Randall Munroe
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. "--
Summary
The creator of the webcomic xkcd.com provides hilarious and scientifically informative answers to questions that can never be physically solved, but are fun to think about
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Illustration
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
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10381050
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DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M965 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872620028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780544272996
Lccn
2014016311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872620028
  • (Sirsi) a1751311
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872620028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780544272996
Lccn
2014016311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872620028
  • (Sirsi) a1751311

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