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Randall Munroe was born in Easton, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1984. He received a degree in physics from Christopher Newport University. He got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006, he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full-time. He is the author of the popular näytä lisää webcomic xkcd, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the New York Times bestseller What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Randall Munroe [credit: Wikimedia Commons user Petehume]

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What if?-type thought experiments, physics, NF, Name that Book (elokuu 2015)

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1st read: May 2022
2nd read: February 2024

Original review:
I absolutely loved this book. The author did a great job writing things so that I could understand the science and enjoy the sheer ridiculousness described in this book. I'm so excited for the sequel, which is expected in September. (Yay!)
 
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zeronetwo | 216 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |
Incredibly interesting, but not always attention-grabbing (hence the fact that it took over two months for me to finish). Many of the chapters in this book were great, but there were a few that would be best described as meh.
 
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zeronetwo | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |
Not as good as the first What If? book, but still entertaining. I would have preferred more outer space and explosions.
 
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zeronetwo | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 14, 2024 |
xkcd Volume 0 is a collection of comics from the xkcd webcomic, with added notes and doodles. Munroe states upfront that you're not really getting much that you couldn't read for free online - this is definitely intended for xkcd diehards.

It's xkcd, so it's generally at least decent, although I am not smart/nerdy enough to understand a good half of the jokes and references in this volume. Still, there were a few of my favorites, including the kitty graph, and I appreciated the DRM ones (which are, sadly, still applicable).

If you're interested in the history of xkcd and how it got started, Munroe's introduction is worth a read.

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)
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Familiar_Diversions | 29 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 7, 2024 |

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