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How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall

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Author: Randall Munroe

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Ridiculous, delightful and, damn it, educationalSunday Times (Culture)

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

Extremely accurate and often amusing answers to everyday issuesDaily Mail

Consistently fascinating and entertainingWall 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 holeUSA 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 problemsScience Magazine

A witty, educational examination of 'unusual approaches to common tasks' . . . generously laced with dry humor . . . Munroe's comic stick-figure art is an added bonus. . . . Apart from generating laughter, the book also manages to achieve his serious objective: to get his audience thinkingPublishers Weekly, starred review

A gleefully nerdy hypothetical instruction book for armchair scientists of all agesBooklist

An enjoyable treat for fans of logic puzzles, brain hacking, kaizen, mad science, and other forms of mental stimulationKirkus Reviews

Required reading across the worldNew York Times

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

NERD ROYALTY - BEN GOLDACRE

TOTALLY BRILLIANT - TIM HARFORD
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