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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014 original; edició 2014)

de Randall Munroe (Autor)

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"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. "--… (més)
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Títol:What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Autors:Randall Munroe (Autor)
Informació:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2014), Edition: First Edition, 320 pages
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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions de Randall Munroe (2014)

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    13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time de Michael Brooks (Othemts)
  2. 01
    Physics of the impossible de Michio Kaku (CGlanovsky)
    CGlanovsky: Rigorous scientific descriptions of ridiculous things
  3. 01
    Au fond du labo à gauche: De la vraie science pour rire de Edouard Launet (dClauzel)
    dClauzel: Discussions amusantes sur la science. Des questions hypothétiques, des expérimentations qui n’auraient jamais eu lieu d’être, et surtout l’envie de partager.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While I knew most of the answers already from the web column, it was never boring. ( )
  SpookyFM | Jan 18, 2021 |
Kind of a fun book about bizarre hypothetical questions and attempts to answer them in a scientific way. Premise was usually interesting, and it was well researched. Unfortunately, it got annoyingly repetitive. Here's generally how it went:

"Interesting question"

"Reasonable answer"

"But wait, what if we increased the scope by a million bajillion? If this happens, the hypothetical subject will have so much energy that it will turn into a plasma and destroy the western hemisphere of the earth."

Every, single, answer would devolve into this, and eventually it all just seemed so meaningless.

Regardless, there really were some interesting tidbits, and I did enjoy it, but a lot of it was repetitive and over the top. ( )
  Andjhostet | Jan 11, 2021 |
This was a really good book of “stupid questions” taken to absurd extremes and answered in a scientifically rigorous way. The author is the creator of the xkcd comic, and a former NASA scientist, and is very good at doing analyses of weird situations (e.g. what happens if you throw a baseball at a batter at higher and higher speeds, ending up at 0.9c), clearly presenting some interesting scientific concepts. This would be a great gift for someone who is not yet interested in science and math. ( )
  octal | Jan 1, 2021 |
I sat down last night at 9:30 to read and realized it was midnight before looking up... definitely the most engaging, fun science book I’ve ever encountered. If this sort of thing were around (or that I knew about it) when I was a kid, it’s possible I’d be an engineer or something. Fabulously educational. Highly recommended. ( )
  nrt43 | Dec 29, 2020 |
A delightful and engaging read that explores some of the common and decidedly uncommon hypothetical questions that people have asked XKCD author Randall Munroe. I quickly read the book in about two days and enjoyed sharing what I learned with family members at the dinner table. While fully understanding the explanations require at least an intermediate comprehension of mathematics and physics, the general idea behind each Q&A set can easily be understood and enjoyed by all ages. ( )
  johnxlibris | Dec 28, 2020 |
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Munroe, Randallautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Barry, PatrickDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Gleason, ChristinaDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kankaanpää, JaakkoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Setterborg, GabrielTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Svenn, GöstaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Do not try any of this at home. The author of this book is an Internet cartoonist, not a health or safety expert. He likes it when things catch fire or explode, which means he does not have your best interests in mind. The publisher and the author disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects resulting, directly or indirectly, from information contained in this book.
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"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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