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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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How To is an instruction manual for taking everyday problems and using science and creative thinking to turn them into much bigger and more exciting problems. It teaches you how to cross a river by boiling it, outlines some of the many uses for lava around the home, and walks you through how to use experimental military research to ensure that your friends will never again ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: September 5th 2019 by John Murray (first published 2019)
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Miranda Reads
Feb 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
About mother-freaking time!

I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. Munroe is literally the best!
Tucker
Dec 11, 2018 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Edit: A subtitle and a cover!!! *HYPERVENTILATES*
Another What if book?!?

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IM SCREAMING I NEED THIS NOW

INJECT THE SPILLAGE OF YOUR NERD MIND DEEP INSIDE MY CRAVING BONES!!! FILL ME WITH POINTLESS KNOWLEDGE!!!
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Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-galleys
Review to come 08/03/19.
Lauren Watts
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Randall Munroe is BACK! The absurdly smart, witty writer delves in the craziest scientific advice that you didn't ask for and didn't know you needed. Munroe is an expert at answering questions and giving simple illustrations to go along with his advice. This is an easy-to-read book that will leave you smarter than when you picked it up and certainly more entertained!
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Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cute and educational in the style of xkcd, It was a light-hearted read that was filled with humor, and some good answers to problems.
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I loved this book!

I've been a fan of Randall Munroe since his early years writing for xkcd and was so excited to get a chance to read his latest work. It does not disappoint. In fact, it went beyond what I was expecting with special guest appearances by Col. Chris Hadfield and Serena Williams.

The title describes the book perfectly. Did you ever wonder how to land a plane on a ski jump? How about how much guyere cheese would be needed to make a sturdy above ground pool? What about building a la
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Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, is the creator of the webcomic xkcd and the author of xkcd: volume 0. The International Astronomical Union recently named an asteroid after him; asteroid 4942 Munroe is big enough to cause a mass extinction if it ever hits a planet like Earth. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.