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How To

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Zusatztext Fascinating Informationen zum Autor Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and bestselling author of What If?, Thing Explainer and xkcd: Volume 0 . Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006 he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time, and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. The International Astronomical Union recently named an asteroid after him: asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth. Klappentext From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? and Thing Explainer - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - a clever and hilarious new book that really will change the way you see EVERYTHING Zusammenfassung For any task you might want to do! there's a right way! a wrong way! and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope! crossing a river by boiling it! and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon. And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it! he walks you through your options for proper disposal! including dissolving it in the ocean! converting it to a vapour! using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle! or launching it into the sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks! Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If? ! he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations! How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day. ...

Product details

Authors Anonymous, Randall Munroe
Publisher John Murray
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 03.09.2019
EAN 9781473680333
ISBN 978-1-4736-8033-3
No. of pages 307
Dimensions 152 mm x 197 mm x 23 mm
Subjects Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)

SCIENCE / Physics / General, SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical, HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons, Humour, Physics, Cartoons & comic strips, Comic book & cartoon art, Strip cartoons, Comic book and cartoon artwork

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