What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Randall Munroe


From the author of the wildly well known webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative solutions to big questions you most likely by no means notion to ask.

Millions of individuals stopover at xkcd.com every one week to learn Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings approximately technology, know-how, language, and love have a wide and passionate following.

Fans of xkcd ask Munroe loads of unusual questions. What if you happen to attempted to hit a baseball pitched at ninety percentage the rate of sunshine? how briskly are you able to hit a pace bump whereas using and stay? If there has been a robotic apocalypse, how lengthy could humanity last?

In pursuit of solutions, Munroe runs laptop simulations, pores over stacks of declassified army study memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of readability and hilarity, complemented by way of signature xkcd comics. they typically are expecting the total annihilation of humankind, or at the very least a truly enormous explosion.

The ebook gains new and never-before-answered questions, in addition to up to date and elevated models of the preferred solutions from the xkcd site. What If? could be required interpreting for xkcd lovers and a person who likes to give some thought to the hypothetical.

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