How To

书名:How ToAbsurdScientificAdviceforCommonReal-WorldProblems
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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers 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 a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe 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 getting to your appointments on time by destroying the Moon. 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 doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe 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.


Randall Munroe is the author of the popular webcomic xkcd and the science question-and-answer blog What If. Randall was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and grew up outside Richmond, Virginia. After studying physics at Christopher Newport University, he got a job building robots at NASA Langley Research Center. In 2006, he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full-time, supporting himself through the sale of xkcd t-shirts, prints, posters, and books. He likes candlelight dinners and long walks on the beach. Very long walks. Lots of people say they like long walks on the beach, but then they get out on the beach and after just an hour or two, they say they're getting tired. Bring a tent. He lives in Massachusetts.


@ 花袭人 没有作者前一本《What If》好玩,那本有一派天真烂漫的高兴。不过这本也很有趣,脑洞一样很大。特别喜欢“如何弹钢琴” “如何建一条熔岩护城河” “如何寄一个包裹” “如果为屋子供电” “如何准时” “如何赢得选举” 这几章,别被标题骗了,嘿嘿。 @ 等待如果 Blinkist扫过。一本正经地胡说八道的典型,出一本书好像有点过了。超过光速这个小机灵和最后取名字那个小机灵实在有些无聊。 @ 冷月如霜 机灵抖多了就腻了,大概是我老了 @ ? Super good!!! @ 解放华北 感觉不如what if,很多章节主题很诡异。不过总体还不错。 @ 山虾 书的流程挺简单的,一个问题多个回答,原本以为属于科普的类型,结果是打破脑洞。看的时候一直在直呼神奇居然还能从这方面来进行考虑。 @ ? Super good!!! @ Alkis_Tangelis cute little book, would have been more intriguing if more inspiring @ 棋只 如何一本正经胡说八道(手动狗头) @ 沙拉勺子 本来觉得他的书是绝好的茶几书,没想到有声书也很有意思,像听了一套podcast.


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