What If?2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Paperback)
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What If?2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Paperback)

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Published: 31/08/2023
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From cooling the atmosphere by opening everyone's freezer doors to making a lava lamp out of actual lava, the gleefully eccentric author of What If? tackles more absurd questions from the public using sober and level-headed science.

What If you still had so many more strange questions about the universe?

And what if Randall Munroe, former NASA roboticist and xkcd creator, were prepared to move mountains, fill the solar system with soup and alter the space-time continuum to answer them?

Whether it's how to make a lava lamp out of lava or feeding the inhabitants of New York to a T. Rex, welcome to the weird, wonderful (and sometimes terrifying) world of What If? 2

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781399811149
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm


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PRAISE FOR WHAT IF?

Nerd royalty

Brilliant - Rolling Stone

With this book you're a kid with a chemistry set all over again...required reading for grown-ups - Register

Smart answers to silly questions: Randall Munroe reveals all - Guardian

PRAISE FOR WHAT IF? 2

Randall Munroe [is] the guru of absurd science questions . . . What If ?2 is stuffed with questions that are fanciful in the asking, but perfectly - and playfully - informative in the answering. The questions throughout are equal parts brilliant, gross, and wonderfully absurd and the answers are thorough, deeply researched, and great fun. Do you need any of this information? No. Are you happy - indeed, delighted - to have it? Almost certainly yes. Science isn't easy, but in Munroe's capablehands, it surely can be fun. - Time Magazine

One of my favourite books of the year. - Financial Times

Head-scratching . . . seemingly simple conundrums lead to the most fascinating of rabbit holes. - WIRED

Staff's Favourite Books of 2022* A dense litany of thoroughly researched explanations of intensely silly hypotheticals. Perfect if you enjoy it when stuffy figures of authority crack a smile. Or if you like it when black holes form. That happens a lot. - Newsweek

One of my favourite books of the year

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“Great fun”

The second what if? book is great fun. It again answers silly, ridiculous questions in a (semi) serious way. I found this an interesting book for the science which is very good and a fun one for the humour which is... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 24

“Sensible answers to stupid scientific questions”

This book is utterly bonkers and stupid and also infinitely clever all at the same time.
Some questions are relatively sane and sensible (if a little bizarre) ...
- How much of the Earth would you need to get rid of... More

Hardback edition
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“Good - but not worth the full price”

I never read the first book, however, I was glad when the second one came onto a daily deal, enabling me to pick it up for 99p, rather than the £11.99 regular price.

For 99p, it was a bargain, and thoroughly... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 18

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