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ABSURD Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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Randall Munroe


Ridiculous, delightful and, damn it, educational ― Sunday Times (Culture)


A pure delight, a salty-sweet mixture of hard science and bonkers whimsy ― Boing Boing


Extremely accurate and often amusing answers to everyday issues ― Daily Mail


Consistently fascinating and entertaining ― Wall Street Journal


The creator of the popular, extremely excellent webcomic xkcd cleverly illustrates a guide of complicated solutions to simple tasks as common as digging a hole ― USA Today


[How To] tackles problems from the mundane-such as how to move to a new house-to those that may trouble a mad scientist building her first lava moat. The solutions are often hilariously, and purposefully, absurd. Embedded in these solutions, however, is solid scientific, engineering, and experimental understanding . . . [for] anyone who appreciates science-based solutions to life’s problems ― Science Magazine


A witty, educational examination of ‘unusual approaches to common tasks’ . . . generously laced with dry humor . . . Munroe’s comic stick-figure art is an added bonus. . . . Apart from generating laughter, the book also manages to achieve his serious objective: to get his audience thinking ― Publishers Weekly, starred review

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About the author


Randall Munroe is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and author of 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.


Book Specifications

Title: ABSURD Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
Author: Randall Munroe
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Weight: 269g
Published Year:2020
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 978-1473680340
Dimensions: 12.8 x 2.4 x 19.6 cm
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