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The Resource What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe, (sound recording)

What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe, (sound recording)

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
by Randall Munroe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Munroe, Randall
Dewey number
500
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M965 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Wil Wheaton
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  • Wheaton, Wil
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
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  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Questions and answers
  • Science
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Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 6:30:00
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
  • "Includes bonus PDF disc with illustrations"--Container
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (PDF files, illustrations ; 4 3/4 in)
Bar code
  • 31223115321664
  • 31223115321656
  • 31223115321631
  • 31223115321649
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
Isbn
9781483030203
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9975
System control number
(OCoLC)884262973
System details
System requirements for PDF: PC with Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Duration: 6:30:00
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
  • "Includes bonus PDF disc with illustrations"--Container
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM (PDF files, illustrations ; 4 3/4 in)
Bar code
  • 31223115321664
  • 31223115321656
  • 31223115321631
  • 31223115321649
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
Isbn
9781483030203
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9975
System control number
(OCoLC)884262973
System details
System requirements for PDF: PC with Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader

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