How to : absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems
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New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
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New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.
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307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [292]-299) and index.
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For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. Munroe has created a guide to the third kind of approach. He provides highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Cartoonist Randall Munroe (xkcd) explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time. And if you want to get rid of the book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapor, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the Sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible and helps us better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.--adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, R. (2019). How to: absurd scientific advice for common real-world problems . Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Munroe, Randall. 2019. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-world Problems. Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Munroe, Randall. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-world Problems Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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Munroe, Randall. How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-world Problems Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.

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