What If?: Serious Scientific Answers To Absurd Hypothetical Questions
An intriguing book of answers to important questions we probably never thought of asking. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe’s iconic web-comic. Drawings about science, technology, language has a passionate following.
Fans of xkcd ask many strange questions. What if we tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light? How fast can we hit a speed bump while driving & live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? What if our DNA vanished?
In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, sifts stacks of de-classified military research, solves differential equations, consults nuclear reactor operators. Responses are masterpieces of clarity complemented by signature xkcd comics.
Good read for ones who love to ponder the hypothetical…