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  • - Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
    by Randall Munroe
    £4.99 - 8.99

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day?In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.

  • - Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
    by Randall Munroe
    £4.99 - 19.49

    From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro.

  • by Randall Munroe
    £14.49

  • - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    by Randall Munroe
    £0.00 - 9.49

    The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer

  • by Randall Munroe
    £13.49

    From the creator ofthe wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answersto important questions you probably never thought to ask.Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read RandallMunroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology,language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd askMunroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitchedat 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump whiledriving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanitylast?In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations,pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differentialequations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses aremasterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics.They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a reallybig explosion.The book features new and never-before-answered questions,along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from thexkcd website. What If? will berequired reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.

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