The Resource What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)

Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Title
What if?
Title remainder
serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Statement of responsibility
Randall Munroe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The creator of the popular webcomic "xkcd" presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including "What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?" and "Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?"
  • "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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Munroe, Randall
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M965 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • SCIENCE / Physics
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0014674353
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544272644
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014674353
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, Randall Munroe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0014674353
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544272644
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014674353
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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