Review:What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe.

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

“From the creator of the wildly popular, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Millions visit each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day?

In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.”

~ Goodreads description.

From the creator and visionary behind the XKCD web-comic comes What If? A non-fiction masterpiece.

This book is a fantastic collection of detailed and well thought out answers to many of those “What If…” questions you often hear. You know, the kind that certain people will scoff at as a stupid question or “It could NEVER happen…”. Instead, Randall Munroe takes various questions and actually works out what WOULD happen (assuming this or that), often with fatal consequences for someone!

This book will make you interested in science! (If you weren’t already.)
Give you nightmares! (If you’re easily scared!)
Give you ideas for your next evil device or plot. (If you’re an evil villain in a hollowed-out dormant volcano.)

This is a fun book!


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