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What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
(CD Audiobook)

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Published:
Ashland, Oregon : Blackstone Audio, ℗2014.
Physical Desc:
6 audio discs : digital ; 12 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
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Arden-Dimick
CD 500 M968 2014
Colonial Heights
CD 500 M968 2014
Pocket-Greenhaven
CD 500 M968 2014
Description

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.

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CD Audiobook
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483030203, 1483030202

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General Note
Includes bonus PDF disc with illustrations.
General Note
Unabridged.
Participants/Performers
Read by Wil Wheaton.
Description
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.
System Details
Compact disc.
System Details
System requirements for PDF: PC with Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Munroe, R., & Wheaton, W. (2014). What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton. 2014. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Audio, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Munroe, Randall,, and Wil Wheaton. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Audio, 2014.

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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