Randall Munroe - What If? (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9781848549562
Subtitled : Serious Scientific Answer to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.
The UK & US Bestseller.
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? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? 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.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - Science & Technology
- Published : 2014 (This Edition 2014 - John Murray)
- ISBN : 9781848549562
- SKU : B003098
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"What If? maintains a delightfully free-wheeling tone throughout, especially when complicated calculations lead to whimsical results. Despite all the hard facts and gigantic numbers, it never feels like a textbook-and you don't have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy it." - Entertainment Weekly.
"What If? includes old favourites, new inquiries and the mix of expert research and accessible wit that has made Munroe a favourite among both geeks and laymen." - Time.
"Munroe has hit on a wonderful form of science and engineering communication that can do so much-extolling the value of analytical thinking, examining data, and doing back-of-the-envelope calculations-while entertaining readers at the same time . . . an incredibly fun book with quirky, hand-drawn pictures." - American Scientist.
Randall Patrick Munroe is an American cartoonist, author, and engineer best known as the creator of the webcomic xkcd. Munroe has worked full-time on the comic since late 2006.
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