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What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

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Grouped Work ID5469f17e-650f-b50f-d8a3-1c8f39df0aa6
Grouping Titlewhat if serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Grouping Authorrandall munroe
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-27 16:12:41PM
Last Indexed2020-09-27 16:14:04PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780544272996

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display_description"Millions of people visit 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. "--
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subject_facetScience -- Miscellanea
title_displayWhat if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
title_fullWhat If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe
title_shortWhat if?
title_subserious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
topic_facetHumor (Nonfiction)