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Thursday, 29 September 2016

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Book Review


What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsWhat If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This is a non-fiction book in which the writer Randall Munroe , former NASA roboticist with a degree in physics , answers hypothetical questions sometimes even absurd "scientifically" , these questions are originally sent to him by readers of his Webcomic, xkcd. to the What if Blog inbox , he uses comics and his writing style is all carefree and uncomplicated with an undeniable sense of humour , the way he addresses his readers and the odd yet gripping science makes the book totally fun !
Believe it or not , there is too much science here , shock waves , bombs and explosions yet he doesn't manage to only excite you , but also to offer you few good chuckles . there were these questions that he actually didn't answer or did with witty cartoons , labelled under " weird and worrying questions " , these are almost always so funny .
these drawing of his in general are always too simple yet all "a picture is worth a thousand words” type .
I really appreciate these type of books that make science entertaining . this journey that starts with an absurd question and ends with a solid scientific answer was always interesting because there is this joy of getting Real answers to rather ridiculous questions , his patience with the answers , the way he examines every thing millisecond by millisecond is amazing !
while reading you will absolutely get what a character Munroe is . because intelligence , patience and sense of humour is a magical mixture .

there's a punch of really interesting questions here , like the global windstorm , the periodic wall of elements , draining the oceans , the soulmates question and the lost immortals , the steak drop , and there are some really weird questions like what happens if there was a mole of mole , or the random sneeze call , there were also the stirring tea and the neutron bullet , I just cant make a pick , they were all awesome !

If you have even a minor inclination for science i guess you'd love this one its a pretty easy read . there's so much love and wonder in enjoying math and you'll have the impression that the writer was merely enjoying him self by right this book . View all my reviews

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