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The Resource What If?

What If?

Label
What If?
Title
What If?
Statement of responsibility
Randall Munroe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask 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 an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: • What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? • Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? • What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? • Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Summary
The creator of the webcomic xkcd.com provides hilarious and scientifically informative answers to questions that can never be physically solved, but are fun to think about
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10381050
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
Label
What If?
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:340916cf-1567-4e7e-978b-c9a6b1a586e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780544272644
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
What If?
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:340916cf-1567-4e7e-978b-c9a6b1a586e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780544272644
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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