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What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

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"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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  • 30 of 37 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Ardsley Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31000151067504
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Bronxville Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151431132
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Chappaqua Library 500 MUNROE (Text)
Nonfiction
31005400159689
Checked out
02/12/2023
Chappaqua Library YA 500 MUNROE (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31005153699832
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Croton Free Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31006151434438
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31007151154505
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Eastchester Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31008151804842
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Greenburgh Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31009154151868
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Harrison Public Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31010300063155
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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library 500 M (Text)
Nonfiction
31010400019156
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