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

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

Label
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
Title variation
Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Creator
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"--Provided by publisher
Title
What if?
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Illustration line
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
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10381050
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M965 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Randall Munroe
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Everybody jump
  • A mole of moles
  • Hair dryer
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #2
  • The last human light
  • Machine-gun jetpack
  • Rising steadily
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #3
  • Orbital submarine
  • Short-answer section
  • Global windstorm
  • Lightning
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #4
  • Human computer
  • Little planet
  • Steak drop
  • Hockey puck
  • Common cold
  • Glass half empty
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #5
  • Alien astronomers
  • Relativistic baseball
  • No more DNA
  • Interplanetary Cessna
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #6
  • Yoda
  • Flyover states
  • Falling with helium
  • Everybody out
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #7
  • Self-fertilization
  • High throw
  • Spent fuel pool
  • Lethal neutrinos
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #8
  • Speed bump
  • Lost immortals
  • Orbital speed
  • FedEx bandwidth
  • Free fall
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #9
  • Sparta
  • Drain the oceans
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #1
  • Drain the oceans : part II
  • Twitter
  • Lego bridge
  • Longest sunset
  • Random sneeze call
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #10
  • Expanding Earth
  • Weightless arrow
  • Sunless Earth
  • Updating a printed Wikipedia
  • New York-style time machine
  • Facebook of the dead
  • Sunset on the British Empire
  • Stirring tea
  • All the lightning
  • Loneliest human
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #11
  • Raindrop
  • SAT guessing
  • Neutron bullet
  • Weird (and worrying) questions from the What if? inbox, #12
  • Soul mates
  • Richter 15
  • Laser pointer
  • Periodic wall of the elements
Control code
5689851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780544456860
Lccn
2014016311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn872620028
  • (OCoLC)872620028

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