What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions
(Book on CD)

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Published
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014].
Format
Book on CD
ISBN
9781483030180, 1483030180, 9781483030203, 1483030202
Physical Desc
6 audio discs (6 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 CD-ROM (PDF files, illustrations ; 4 3/4 in)
Status
Barrington - Audiovisual Area (Main Floor)
BOOK-ON-CD 500 MUN
1 available
Cumberland - Audio Books (2nd Floor)
6400 SCIENCE-PHYSICS-MUN CD
1 available
North Kingstown - Non-fiction Media (Lower Level)
Audiobook 500 Mun
1 available

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Published
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2014].
Language
English
ISBN
9781483030180, 1483030180, 9781483030203, 1483030202

Notes

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Duration: 6:30:00.
General Note
Compact discs.
General Note
"Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking"--Container.
General Note
"Includes bonus PDF disc with illustrations"--Container.
General Note
Unabridged
Participants/Performers
Read by Wil Wheaton.
Description
Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion. The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.
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System requirements for PDF: PC with Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader.

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
Barrington - Audiovisual Area (Main Floor)BOOK-ON-CD 500 MUNOn Shelf
Cumberland - Audio Books (2nd Floor)6400 SCIENCE-PHYSICS-MUN CDOn Shelf
Lincoln - AudiobooksCD 500 MunChecked OutJune 6, 2024
North Kingstown - Non-fiction Media (Lower Level)Audiobook 500 MunOn Shelf
Woonsocket Harris - AudiobooksCD 500 MUNOn Shelf

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, R., & Wheaton, W. (2014). What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions . Blackstone Audio, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton. 2014. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall and Wil, Wheaton. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Munroe, Randall,, and Wil Wheaton. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014.

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