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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Community Reviews back

by Randall Munroe
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 12 months ago
TITLE: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions AUTHOR: Randall Munroe DATE PUBLISHED: 2014 FORMAT: ebook ISBN-13: 978-0-544-27264-4 ________________ This amusing and interesting book is a collection of answers to hypothetical questions submitted to the a...
TheTick
TheTick rated it 2 years ago
If you are the sort of person who loves thinking about strange science questions or how things work, this is for you. Great gift book too.
As the page turns..
As the page turns.. rated it 3 years ago
So many good responses to such crazy questions! Randall Munroe is a physicist and a cartoonist. The result of his two crafts is this book. It was such a pleasant read that I would recommend to science enthusiasts! One of the funniest stories was "What would happen if a hairdryer with continuous po...
XOX
XOX rated it 4 years ago
And it is all about science and a bit of math. Great read. I'm only on the first few chapters and this is working itself into my favorite books list. What if we all point laser pointers to the moon, would that has a effect? Silly enough? How about swimming in a nuclear plant pool. That's re...
Mystereity
Mystereity rated it 4 years ago
I haven't laughed this hard while reading a book since I glanced through my sister's copy of 50 Shades of Grey. The only difference is this book was really funny.
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
I absolutely loved this. Imagine mixing a very intelligent adult's ability to communicate with the enthusiasm, curiosity and wild imagination of a 12-year-old, and that is exactly what you get in this book. With cartoons. I had no idea stick figures could be so freaking hilarious. What If? is a...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 4 years ago
Recommended for mental math and http://xkcd.com/ fans. The questions raised are downright silly, and you can just picture a dorm room party where they are conceived. Even so, the author demonstrates some solid problem solving skills to give an approximation or simulation of a likely scenario. Th...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it 4 years ago
Anyone who has ever been a teenager has seriously considered such questions as what would happen if the sun suddenly went out, or the Earth stopped spinning, or the oceans were drained away. Randall Munroe has taken these questions and more like them and done the math for us. He supplies realistic s...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 4 years ago
Though I was expecting a bit more humor from this than I got, the amount of times my mum asked what I was laughing at this time while I was reading this obviously shows that that I was amused. (Though this is by no means a feat. I am easily amused.) However, humor aside, I loved reading the serious ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Published September 2nd 2014 I wasn’t familiar with the XKCD's web comic website. Now, I know better… I'm already a fan. This book will be better appreciated if one has some kind of scientific background and a somewhat superficial understanding of Physics (at least a basic knowledge). A cursory ...
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