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The Resource What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe

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
Title
What if?
Title remainder
serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
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by Randall Munroe
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
500
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.M965 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Wil Wheaton
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not applicable
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe
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  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1568062
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483030180
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
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not applicable
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mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
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digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9975
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digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
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1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568062
  • (Sirsi) 1568062
  • (OCoLC)884262973
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
Label
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions, by Randall Munroe
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1568062
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781483030180
Isbn Type
(library ed.)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
Z9975
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1568062
  • (Sirsi) 1568062
  • (OCoLC)884262973
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Manchester-by-the-Sea Public LibraryBorrow it
      15 Union Street, Manchester, MA, 01944, US
      42.5749735 -70.77138570000001
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