Ar out that even though the science still applies I found it hard to stay interested Half way through the book I found myself skimming and that s never a good sign Still I continued on and found some amusing and interesting parts Some Not many It wasn t a total waste of time reading this book but I don t think I Humanism ll be signing up for the author s other books any time soon Others might enjoy it than I did It s certainly good for someaughs they just #Got Farther And Farther #farther and farther between for meBTW if you want to stop people knocking on your door you don t need to do anything as drastic as building a Smokin' Hot lava moat around it Simply move your house to Mars and wahah Problem solved You re welcome So much about author Randall Munroe can be explained by a uote from this bookI really Placing Memory love that we can ask physics ridiculous uestionsike What kind of gas mileage would my house get on the highway and physics has to answer usMost of the rest can be illuminated by his approach to most topics in this book Tongue firmly planted in cheek and nerd flag raised proudly high Frankly I have no idea why it s taken this ong for the creator of the brilliant xkcd comic to tell us the winning strategy in football as Randall informs us neither the FIFA or NFL rules say anything about the use of cavalryIllustrated throughout in Randall s brilliant style and hilariously footnoted this is an excellent fun science book Maybe not uite as brilliant as What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical uestions but still a great read 355 stars This book is so interesting and entertainingly funny ol Randall Munroe is someone you hope to meet at a party and get to augh at his jokes while at the same time he teaches you things XDReally odd random uestions providing scientific answers You earn some random scientific facts along the way They re uestions you d never ask but once you hear it you want to know the answer Some of the uestions are kinda boring Wanton Nights lol but overall this book is entertaining and interestingHow toand a plane was probably the funniest one where he uestions the first Canadian astronaut to While My Soldier Serves land on the moonHow to play the piano was pretty interesting because he talks about sound and how humans and animals hear certain wavelengths How to take a selfie XD Because of camera perspectives Randall gives the example of taking a picture of the giant moon in the sky being tiny in the pictureHow to accurately hit a dronemao he actually called upon Serena Williams to see how many shots it would take to hit the drone with a tennis ball 3 olHow to Dispose of this Book was the ast one ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe lol. Apour using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle oraunching it into the sunBy exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers As he did so brilliantly in What If he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations How To is a delightfully mind bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.
Randall Munroe Æ 4 DownloadMany thanks to Brooke at Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewSo How To I didn t ove it but I didn t hate it painfully choose to give this 35 stars I am honestly as shocked #as the rest you There were uite a few things I oved and uite a few things #the rest of you There were uite a few things I oved and uite a few things didn t I d ike to get the negative out of the way so here we go For "Starters This Book Is "this book is What If I know you re probably thinking Yeah no sht I foolishly expected this to be பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் like What If The title should have given it away How To tells the reader how to perform normal tasks in not at all normal ways What If asks and answers absurd uestionsike Can you make a jetpack out of machine guns This book on it s own was decent but compared to What If it all falls apart How To didn t have nearly as much absurdity as What If It also excluded the community aspect While What If answered uestions submitted from the internet How To did not eliminating the personal and outrageous feel Also this book wasn t as fun because as I said it was much too down to earth We want weirdness We want craziness WE WANT RAVIOLI See that sentence is weird and fun Or maybe it isn t and I m just being weird How To was still decently silly but not as much as What If That said this book still had the classic humor and dry wit of Randall Munroe The doodles and drawings were creative hilarious and fun Also I The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 love Will Wheaton the narrator of the audio He s one of my favorite narrators Overall this book was objectively a good book but compared to the masterpiece that is What If it fell flat even with the funnish parts Bottom Line3 StarsAge Rating PG Content ScreeningCover 55 Characters Plot Audio 45 Publication Date September 4th 2019Publisher RiverheadGenre ScienceHumorand now back down to three I originally rated this four stars but I m moving it up to five because Just becauseRe reading this one time Just becauseGood but not as good as What If RTCAHHHHHHHH I HAVE IT BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVERPSYCH I am gonna hold out to see if I can get a physical copy If I don t Il read my digital one I HAVE A DIGITAL GALLEY AND I AM FKING UAKINGA subtitle and a cover HYPERVENTILATESAnother What if book Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram Excellent set of real A Meditation on Murder life problems with unreal solutions but all of them based on pure science Each of them are to enjoy and think about Munroe writes the xkcd comic so this is humorous but there are aot examples of the proper use of physics Besides who doesn t want to explore the myriad ways to dig a hole or create a ava moat around your house I thought I d have to read anot. The world's most entertaining and useless self help guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million selling What If and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do there's a right way a wrong way and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it How To is a guide to the third kind of approach It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from anding a plane to digging a holeBestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to. .
Nonfiction books that are based on answering uestions in unconventional ways giving different answers to one uestion ike in John Brockman s series extrapolating ideas and general taking the boooooring out of science are a great #Way To Get Everyone This Book #to get everyone fascinated book some crazy but well explained and profo As always when I read a funny book BUT I m also istening to a narration by Wil Wheaton I m suddenly nearly incapable of figuring out whether I ove the book for its content or presentationGaaaahFortunately I had a great time with both seamlessly upping my chuckle factor by a few magnitudes as I earn how wrong it would be to make a really really huge teakettle hint the rivers of AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 lava might make your homeowner s association a bit upsetThe most fascinating feature other than just enjoying the ride when it comes to science explaining how to do the most ABSURD things imaginable such as transmitting data acrossong distances by one of the most efficient forces of nature such as BUTTERFLIES is how much I was able to The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? learn regardless of the humor So two thumbs up for a very very enjoyable science book Um why isn t this reuired reading in school It should be If only for every single possible reason in the universe A bit too sciencey for my tastes I skimmed the math filled parts and the rest of it just wasn t enough to tickle the funny bone 375 stars If you re worried that the house will blow away or that some prankster will attach jet engines and send it blasting off into the distance Then this is the book for youIf you have ever been curious about how to dig a hole how to cross a river or how to jump really high thenook no further If you want to beat a high jumper you have two options1 Dedicate your ife to athletic trai Did you ever wonder how to build a ava moat around your house or how to send a package from space Well you re in uck Randall Munroe s How To Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems explains how to do these and several other weird things you might have wondered about I m not saying you re weird if you ve pondered these things I m saying they re weird uestions Don t blame me The author himself claims they re absurd Other absurd uestions asked and answered in this book include How to keep your house from moving How to power your house on Mars in case you forget to do the above How to jump really high perhaps you need to get to "Mars because your house has movedIn the beginning I found the book entertaining but uickly tired of the silliness "because your house has movedIn the beginning I found the book entertaining but uickly tired of the silliness mathematical euations used to explain the how tos were over my head and the uestions so Predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope crossing a river by boiling it and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it he walks you through your options for proper disposal including dissolving it in the ocean converting it to a