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How To by Randall Munroe
Sep 03, 2019 | 320 Pages
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Praise for How To:   

“A witty, educational examination of ‘unusual approaches to common tasks’ . . . generously laced with dry humor . . . Munroe’s comic stick-figure art is an added bonus. . . .  Apart from generating laughter, the book also manages to achieve his serious objective: to get his audience thinking.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“An enjoyable treat for fans of logic puzzles, brain hacking, kaizen, mad science, and other forms of mental stimulation.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Munroe (creator of the webcomic xkcd; What If?; Thing Explainer) creates another fun series of questions and answers that explore forces, properties, and natural phenomena through pop-culture scenarios . . . With illustrated formulas that humorously explain the science behind Munroe’s conjectures, this book is sure to entertain and educate thinkers from high school on up.” —Library Journal

Praise for What If?:

“To reinvigorate your sense of cosmic wonder…breeze through former NASA scientist Munroe’s lively answers–peppered with line drawings–to some pretty bizarre questions about life, the universe, and everything else…Extreme astrophysics and indecipherable chemistry have rarely been this clearly explained or this consistently hilarious.” —Entertainment Weekly “10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year”

“Consistently fascinating and entertaining…Munroe leavens the hard science with whimsical touches… An illuminating handbook of methods of reasoning.” —Wall Street Journal

“It’s fun to watch as Munroe tackles each question and examines every possible complication with nerdy and methodical aplomb…. The delightfully demented What If? is the most fun you can have with math and science, short of becoming your own evil genius.” —Boston Globe 

Praise for Thing Explainer:

“Brilliant…a wonderful guide for curious minds.” –Bill Gates

“Required reading for the curious.” —Popular Science

“This book is a feast for the eyes and a party for your brain. I cannot more highly recommend that you get this for yourself, your favorite nerd, or someone who just loves beautiful drawings.” —Scientific American

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