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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd Paperback – 8 September 2020

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  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1473680344
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1473680340
  • Product Dimensions : 12.8 x 2.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Publisher : John Murray (8 September 2020)
  • Language: : English
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Munroe is the perfect guy to take on a project like this... a wonderful guide for curious minds - BILL GATES

Ridiculous, delightful and, damn it, educational - Sunday Times (Culture)

A pure delight, a salty-sweet mixture of hard science and bonkers whimsy - Boing Boing

Extremely accurate and often amusing answers to everyday issues - Daily Mail

Consistently fascinating and entertaining - Wall Street Journal

The creator of the popular, extremely excellent webcomic xkcd cleverly illustrates a guide of complicated solutions to simple tasks as common as digging a hole - USA Today

[How To] tackles problems from the mundane-such as how to move to a new house-to those that may trouble a mad scientist building her first lava moat. The solutions are often hilariously, and purposefully, absurd. Embedded in these solutions, however, is solid scientific, engineering, and experimental understanding . . . [for] anyone who appreciates science-based solutions to life's problems - Science Magazine

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Munroe is the perfect guy to take on a project like this... a wonderful guide for curious minds - BILL GATES

Ridiculous, delightful and, damn it, educational - Sunday Times (Culture)

A pure delight, a salty-sweet mixture of hard science and bonkers whimsy - Boing Boing

Extremely accurate and often amusing answers to everyday issues - Daily Mail

Consistently fascinating and entertaining - Wall Street Journal

The creator of the popular, extremely excellent webcomic xkcd cleverly illustrates a guide of complicated solutions to simple tasks as common as digging a hole - USA Today

[How To] tackles problems from the mundane-such as how to move to a new house-to those that may trouble a mad scientist building her first lava moat. The solutions are often hilariously, and purposefully, absurd. Embedded in these solutions, however, is solid scientific, engineering, and experimental understanding . . . [for] anyone who appreciates science-based solutions to life's problems - Science Magazine

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