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

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

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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
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
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Illustration
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
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10381050
Cataloging source
AUCPL
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Munroe, Randall
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Science
Target audience
adult
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serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053346333
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781848549586
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889841739
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053346333
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781848549586
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)889841739

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