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What If? 2
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Randall Munroe is the author of the number one New York Times bestsellers How To, What If?, and Thing Explainer; the science question-and-answer blog What If?; and the popular web comic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full time. He lives in Massachusetts.

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Praise for What If? 2

"The questions throughout What If? 2 are equal parts brilliant, gross, and wonderfully absurd and the answers are thorough, deeply researched, and great fun. . . . Science isn't easy, but in Munroe's capable hands, it surely can be fun." -TIME

"Entertaining. . . . combines Munroe's true research and truly funny prose with his signature stick-figure illustrations." -The Washington Post

"It's an absolute delight! It's the coolest way to learn how the world actually works." -Hank Green (on the Dear Hank & John podcast)

"A delight for science geeks with a penchant for oddball thought experiments." -Kirkus

Praise for Randall Munroe and What If?

"What If? is one of my Internet must-reads, and I look forward to each new installment, and always read it with delight." -Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing

"Randall Munroe is a national treasure." -Phil Plait

"Extreme astrophysics and indecipherable chemistry have rarely been this clearly explained or this consistently hilarious." -
Entertainment Weekly
"10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year"

"Consistently fascinating and entertaining...Munroe leavens the hard science with whimsical touches... An illuminating handbook of methods of reasoning." -Wall Street Journal

"It's fun to watch as Munroe tackles each question and examines every possible complication with nerdy and methodical aplomb.... The delightfully demented What If? is the most fun you can have with math and science, short of becoming your own evil genius." -Boston Globe

"With his steady regimen of math jokes, physics jokes, and antisocial optimism, xkcd creator Randall Munroe, a former NASA roboticist, scores traffic numbers in NBC.com or Oprah.com territory. One key to the strip's success may be that it doesn't just comment on nerd culture, it embodies nerd culture." -Wired, in an issue featuring "the people who have shaped the planet's past 20 years"

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