The Resource How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)

How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)

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How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems
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How to
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absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems
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Randall Munroe
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eng
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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing ExplainerFor any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun.By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his listeners. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day
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Munroe, Randall
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502
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Q173
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.M962 2019
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essays
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Read by Wil Wheaton
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Wheaton, Wil
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  • Science
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How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 17 min., 58 sec.))
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9780525635680
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How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 17 min., 58 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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9780525635680
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