What If? : Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Description

THE SUNDAY TIMES 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.

Details

Author(s)
Randall Munroe
Format
Paperback | 320 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 25mm | 300g
Publication date
12 Oct 2015
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
w. figs.
ISBN10
1848549563
ISBN13
9781848549562
Bestsellers rank
522

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