What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

by Randall Munroe | Science |
ISBN: 0544272994 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 12/25/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, December 25, 2016
Love the website (both the xkcd comic and the What If? blog), and the book is almost as good. I would say better, because there are questions in here that aren't in the blog, except that one of my favourite things about What If, the hover text on the pictures, is missing. Some of them are there as captions, but not all of them, and anyway, they don't have the same impact as captions as they do as hover text - I think because when it's hover text, you see the picture first (and interpret it a certain way) and only then see the hover text, and (often) get a totally different interpretation. Having both there at once spoils some of the jokes a bit.

But otherwise, seriously cool. Real science applied to utterly surreal situations.

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