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What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

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

In What If? (2014), Randall Munroe presents earnest, thoroughly researched answers to absurd, hypothetical questions in a highly entertaining and digestible format. Munroe serves up the most popular answers from queries he received through his What If? blog, along with a host of new, delightful, mind-bending questions and answers.    

  • Anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
  • Anyone interested the oddities of math, science, and technology
  • Any fan of Randall Munroe’s webcomic, xkcd

Randall Munroe is a former NASA roboticist and the creator of the hugely popular xkcd webcomic. In 2013, at the request of a number of xkcd enthusiasts, the asteroid 4942 Munroe was named after him by the International Astronomical Union.

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