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What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
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[United States] : Blackstone Publishing, 2015.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 36 min.)) : digital.
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From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic 'xkcd' comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. 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 of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were 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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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982476045 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1982476044 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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Read by Wil Wheaton.
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From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic 'xkcd' comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. 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 of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were 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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APA Citation (style guide)

Munroe, R., & Wheaton, W. (2015). What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton. 2015. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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Munroe, Randall,, and Wil Wheaton. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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