Randall Munroe (Ebook / Kindle ePUB) How To by Randall Munroe
Munroe writes the xkcd comic so this is humorous but there are a lot examples of the proper use of physics Besides who doesn t want to explore the myriad ways to dig a hole or create a lava moat around your house I thought I d have to read another book in between but between intriguing investigations Wil Wheaton narrating it had no trouble keeping my attention it kept me chuckling the whole timeI ll let the ToC speak for the rest Those marked with an arrow weren t in the audio bookIntroduction1 How to Jump Really High2 How to Throw a Pool Party3 How to Dig a Hole4 How to Play the Piano How to Listen to Music5 How to Make an Emergency Landing6 How to Cross a River7 How to Move8 How to Keep Your House from Moving How to Chase a Tornado9 How to Build a Lava Moat10 How to Throw Things11 How to Play Football12 How to Predict the Weather How to Go Places13 How to Play Tag14 How to Ski15 How to Mail a Package16 How to Power Your House on Earth17 How to Power Your House on Mars18 How to Make Friends How to Blow out Birthday Candles How to Walk a Dog19 How to Send a File20 How to Charge Your Phone21 How to Take a Selfie22 How to Catch a Drone23 How to Tell If You re a Nineties Kid24 How to Win an Election25 How to Decorate a Tree How to Build a Highway26 How to Get Somewhere Fast27 How to Be On Time28 How to Dispose of This Book Excellent set of real life problems with unreal solutions but all of them based on pure science Each of them are to enjoy and think about Many thanks to Brooke at Penguin Random House for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewSo How To I didn t love it but I didn t hate it I painfully choose to ive this 35 stars I am honestly as shocked as the rest of you There were uite a few things I loved and uite a few things I didn t I d like to et the negative out of the way so here we o For starters this book is not What If I know you re probably thinking Yeah no sht I foolishly expected this to be like What If The title should have iven it away How To tells the reader how to perform normal tasks in not at all normal ways What If asks and answers absurd uestions like
Can you make a jetpack out of machine uns This book on it s own was decent you make a jetpack out of machine uns This book on it s own was decent compared to W 355 stars This book is so interesting and Entertainingly Funny Lol Randall Munroe funny lol Randall Munroe someone you hope to meet at a party and et to laugh at his jokes while at the same time he teaches you things XDReally odd random uestions providing scientific answers You learn some random scientific facts along the way They re uestions you d never ask but once you hear it you want to know the answer Some of the uestions are kinda boring lol but overall this book is entertaining and interestingHow to land a plane was probably the funniest one where he uestions the first Canadian astronaut to land on the moonHow to play the piano was pretty interesting because he talks about sound and how humans and animals hear certain wavelengths How to take a selfie XD Because of camera perspectives Randall ives the example of taking a picture of the iant moon in the sky being tiny in the pictureHow to accurately hit a drone lmao he actually called upon Serena Williams to see how many shots it would take to hit the drone with a tennis ball 3 lolHow to Dispose of this Book was the last one lol So much about author Randall Munroe can be explained by a uote from this bookI really love that we can ask physics ridiculous uestions like What kind of Let Freedom Reign': The Words of Nelson Mandela. Henry Russell gas mileage would my houseet on the highway and physics has to answer usMost of the rest can be illuminated by his approach to The world's most entertaining and useless self help Paper Crafts Magazine: Joy of Card Making (Leisure Arts guide from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million selling What If and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do there's a right way a wrong way and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it How To is auide to the third kind of approach It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a holeBestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to. .
Thin these pages I loved the
TEA KETTLE RIVER SEGMENT IF Ikettle river segment If I have the need to throw the wildest pool party in the world or for some reason needed to find out if I was born in the ninetiesthen I Path to Sanity: Lessons from Ancient Holy Counselors on How to Have A Sound Mind guess I have the right book for thatYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading A bit too sciencey for my tastes I skimmed the math filled parts and the rest of it just wasn t enough to tickle the funny bone As always when I read a funny book BUT I m also listening to a narration by Wil Wheaton I m suddenly nearly incapable of figuring out whether I love the book for its content or presentationGaaaahFortunately I had areat time with both seamlessly upping my chuckle factor by a few magnitudes as I learn how wrong it would be to make a really really huge teakettle hint the rivers of lava might make your homeowner s association a bit upsetThe most fascinating feature other than just enjoying the ride when it comes to science explaining how to do the most ABSURD things imaginable such as transmitting data across long distances by one of the most efficient forces of nature such as BUTTERFLIES is how much I was able to learn regardless of the humor So two thumbs up for a very very enjoyable science book Um why isn t this reuired reading in school It should be If only for every single possible reason in the universe Nonfiction books that are based on answering uestions in unconventional ways Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus giving different answers to one uestion like in John Brockman s series extrapolating ideas andeneral taking the boooooring out of science are a Rudram in Tamil great way toet everyone fascinated This book has some crazy but well explained and profound ideas for or less daily problems and ets one interested in the technology and physics of many ignored details of life Mind ames creativity techniues free associations and simple experimentation are keystones of both science education and real practiced scienceOutgoing from the ideas of this book one could KaBOOM!: One Entrepreneur's Quest to Build Community SAVE PLAY! go outside inside a complex building nature a social machinery virtual worldsly everywhere and simply try some unconventional approach to functioning systems Once with a focus on maximal productivity another time on the highestrade of silliness Both is reat for etting fresh ideas solving problems improving functioning systems and so onIt s a pity that the audience hasn t been included to choose the uestions as in Munroe s first book which would have iven the whole thing even uality Probably I am a bit biased regarding this deep connection to the audience but especially when this collective intelligence is connected with a voting system to enable all users to filter out the trash and find the best most creative probably even uniue uestions the whole potential is unleashed Hopefully his next book will o back to the rootsAnother problem is that What if was a uniue masterpiece and the author has the insolvable problem of fulfilling those expectations Because especially deep wit and weirdality take much time to produce it as it can t be just written down like an average article but has to be uniuely created Also some of the technical and theoretical aspects could have been broken down to a better understandable level All in all as I tend to say far too often another ood example of modern science education and probably the reason for why I will try to forget
my concerns about building a lava pool when I visit a volcano the next time because I amconcerns about building a lava pool when I visit a volcano the next time because I am prepared nowA wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books. Apour using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle or launching it into the sunBy exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers As he did so brilliantly in What If he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations How To is a delightfully mind bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day. .
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Flag Raised Proudly Highraised proudly high I have no idea why it s taken this long for the creator of the brilliant xkcd comic to tell us the winning strategy in football as Randall informs us neither the FIFA or NFL rules say anything about the use of cavalryIllustrated throughout in Randall s brilliant style and hilariously footnoted this is an excellent fun science book Maybe not uite as brilliant as What If Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical uestions but still a reat read Did you ever wonder how to build a lava moat around your house or how to send a package from space Well you re in luck Randall Munroe s How To Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real World Problems explains how to do these and several other weird things you might have wondered about I m not saying you re weird if you ve pondered these things I m saying they re weird uestions Don t blame me The author himself claims they re absurd Other absurd uestions asked and answered in this book include How to keep your house from moving How to power your house on Mars in case you forget to do the above How to jump really high perhaps you need to et to Mars because your house has movedIn the beginning I found the book entertaining but uickly tired of the silliness The mathematical euations used to explain the how tos were over my head and the uestions so far out there that even though the science still applies I found it hard to stay interested Half way through the book I found myself skimming and that s never a ood sign Still I continued on and found some amusing and interesting parts Some Not many It wasn t a total waste of time reading this book but I don t think I ll be signing up for the author s other books any time soon Others might enjoy it than I did It s certainly Mesagerul good for some laughs they justot farther and farther in between for meBTW if you want to stop people knocking on your door you don t need to do anything as drastic as building a lava moat around it Simply move your house to Mars and wah lah Problem solved You re welcome 375 stars If
you re worried that the house will blow away or that some pranksterre worried that the house will blow away or
THAT SOME PRANKSTER ATTACH JET ENGINESsome prankster attach jet engines send it blasting off into the distance Then this is the book for youIf you have ever been curious about how to dig a hole how to cross a river or how to jump really high then look no further If you want to beat a high jumper you have two options1 Dedicate your life to athletic training from an early age until you become the world s best high jumper2 Cheat Much like Munroe s first book we learn how to do seemingly mundane things in uite possible the most complicated and convoluted way possible So if you are curious about all the weirdly specific things out there this book is for youOkay So This book was fun but it didn t work as well for me this roundThe first book was tied together by this uestion answer format where Munroe was seeking the answers to wild and weird uestions sent in via internet a concept which I lovedHowever this roundit just didn t appeal to me as much Maybe it s cause we just have Munroe picking random ish things to calculate I don t know But what I once found charmingly specific because a bit much to follow Without shielding spacecraft break up in the atmosphere When large spacecraft enter the atmosphere without a heat shield between 10 percent and 40 percent of their mass usually makes it to the surface and the rest melts or evaporates This is why heat shields are so popular That s not to say I didn t enjoy it I did have fun wi. 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 millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope crossing a river by boiling it and Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon And if you want toet rid of this 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