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What If? 2
“Whether you are a fan of the original What If book or you have just discovered this series, you find this book informative, intriguing, and at times funny. Randall Munroe is a science lover as well as a comedian. What If 2 takes hypothetical situations and questions, and answers them with scientific facts. What If 2 is read by Will Wheaton. Will brings this audiobook to life with his inflection and wit. This book is a great addition to anyone who enjoyed The Book of Useless Information series or Moonwalking with Einstein.”Gretchen,
“I literally burst out laughing often, and there were innumerable bits I shared with hubs. But what's more, when Wil Wheaton was finally able to share that he was once again reading the audiobook, I commented delightedly AND he wrote back *to me*, sharing that while most of the images weren't translated to audio, one made him laugh so hard that he put several minutes into describing it for the audiobook. A delightful foray into absurd levels of science.”Lisa,
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of What If? and How To answers more of the weirdest questions you never thought to ask
The millions of people around the world who read and loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist.
Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult–design to answer his readers’ questions, clearly and concisely. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances.