WorldCat Identities

Munroe, Randall

Overview
Works: 7 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 2,173 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Maps 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q173, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Randall Munroe
What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe( Book )
10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions by Randall Munroe( Recording )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Xkcd : volume 0 by Randall Munroe( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents personal selections and fan favorites from the online comic
What if? Was wäre wenn? : wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen by Randall Munroe( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask 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 an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest questions. The queries he receives range from merely odd to downright diabolical: What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool? Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns? What if a Richter 15 earthquake hit New York City? Are fire tornadoes possible? His responses are masterpieces of clarity and wit, gleefully and accurately explaining everything from the relativistic effects of a baseball pitched at near the speed of light to the many horrible ways you could die while building a periodic table out of all the actual elements. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? is an informative feast for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical
Map of online communities and related points of interest geographic area represents estimated size of membership by Randall Munroe( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.00 for A cartooni ... to 1.00 for Updated ma ...)
Alternative Names
Munroe, Randall Patrick 1984-
Languages
English (24)
German (3)
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