What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
Format
Book
ISBN
9780544272996 (hardback) :, 0544272994 (hardback)
Physical Desc
xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Florham Park Library - Adult Nonfiction
500 MUNROE
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2014].
Language
English
ISBN
9780544272996 (hardback) :, 0544272994 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [299]-303).
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, R. (2014). What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall. 2014. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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