[[ download Best ]] How To: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERAuthor Randall Munroe – Autowiringdiagram.co

The World S Most Entertaining And Useless Self Help Guide, From The Brilliant Mind Behind The Wildly Popular Webcomic Xkcd And The Million Selling What Ifand Thing ExplainerRandall Munroe Is Nerd Royalty Ben Goldacre Totally Brilliant Tim Harford Laugh Out Loud Funny Bill Gates Wonderful Neil GaimanAN INSTANTNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFor 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 HoleBestselling 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 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 Getting To Your Appointments On Time By Destroying The Moon And If You Want To Get 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 Vapour, 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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    I showed this book to my 9 yr old, hoping he would be enticed by the pictures He has so far read four chapters, and gave me the following review I understand next to nothing but I read everything and I love it I don t think it is possible to give a stronger endorsement of the writing style.

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    First, think of something humerous to call your review and some key points to get across Items such as Does not contain any bobcatsCan be used as kindling for fire unless you bought the kindle version Should not be relied upon for real world adviceThis is a brilliant book, yet again, from Randall It s hilarious and thought provoking in placesand it s amazing how far Col Hadfield was willing to be questioned You ll love it Don t put off buying it any further do it Do it now

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    This book is hilarious I have read his XKCD online comic for many years and this is an extension of the smary, crazy, slightly nerdy comic Loved it

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    It was an impulse buy due to a low price offer it had for the hardcoverI regret spending that money, or any money at allThis book content is something you would watch on an imgur 9gag website or something and thumb up but its a totally waste of money and time otherwise.When buying it I was under the impression it would have some actual brake down on how things work, like real world complex projects explained in a way for average people to understand the basic concept of it like e.g how a cpu is manufactured or how you get power from the grid kind of topics or in the relevant nature of those where in my mind when purchasing this book, but instead you get some ridiculous ideas e.g how to change between airplanes while in mid air or drive an airplane while outside on the cockpit and on top of the craftWhich is ridiculous and useless and on top of that it doesn t do a good job even at thatThe book s explanations even to these ridiculous matters are just HA explained in a few lines missing a lot of facts in other words it doesn t even seriously tackle those ridiculous scenarios only presents a seemingly working workaround.Its like if you join a group at somebody s home and you are college students and then you start a bonk and everybody says some stupid idea and briefly talks about how it would work..THAT s this book Did not like it at all and it is not even worth to spend time and effort to return it. just gonna stash it somewhere in my house..

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    We had a great time reading it with my husband Fun and educational Wish we d had this kind of books when I was a kid.

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    I got this for my teenage son who loves maths, physics and particularly any absurd science type stuff He s read What If also by Randall Munroe multiple times, and still reads it occasionally when he fancies a chuckle.This book follows in a similar vein to What If If you re after a serious, science filled, brain boggling tome then this probably isn t for you Your brain may well get boggled and there is quite a lot of science in therebut serious it is not For example, when someone tells you that there are efficient ways to get energyfor instance, why not create a tiny black hole , you may start to get the impression that this isn t the most practical of science texts.My son read this book in one sitting and, at times, was laughing almost to the point of crying He s now going to pass it onto his grandad, similarly science minded , who I m sure will also love it What a gift Mr Munroe has to be able to make science so much fun

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    As a regular reader of xkcd.com and a fan of previous books What If and especially Thing Explainer a book which taught me stuff that I ought to know about science than any other single book I ve ever read this book was definitely on my Christmas wishlist already.It carries on in a similar vein to What If , except for the simple shift in concept it s no longer the initial premise that s absurd, the premise is realistic and it s the solution that follows that is a fantastic feat of extreme science misapplication and whimsy Brace yourself for snow scoops that scoop up the snow behind you and place it in front of you, so you can ski anywhere, or the idea of holding a 4 mile long selfie stick directly upwards so you can picture yourself and Jupiter in the same selfie It s time to think about the weight problems of moving house as in, moving your entire house by helicopter, or how many extra keys you d need to add on the ends of a piano to go beyond the range of human hearing.It s funny, and it s not just funny for scientists I wouldn t class myself as a scientist I think the endorsement by Neil Gaiman is apt, as it will appeal to anyone with a sense of wonder, who can look at everyday problems and appreciate the beauty and imagination in some seriously over the top yet somehow logical conclusions.One of the great things about this book is that you can read it two ways I imagine I should try and make a joke here, but I won t You can read it properly, text and illustrations, in order, in numerical page order, and enjoy going on nicely bite sized flights of fancy Each chapter is around 10 to 15 pages, give or take, so it s perfect coffee table or night time reading material that doesn t require you to remember anything Alternatively, you can dip into it even quickly and just enjoy the illustrations, XKCD style, and even a ten second dip at a random page lets you come out smiling as well.Also, almost sneakily, there s actual science facts that get fed to you while you read Because the talk of power to weight ratios and frequencies and so on is grounded in our real world, you can t help but pick up some bits and pieces as you go along It s not as overtly educational as Thing Explainer , nor is it as accessible to my young kids, but there s certainly some educational value that s snuck in here, even if it s not cool to admit it.There are occasional pop culture references which don t always land for a UK audience compared to a US audience, but most of it is so broad how to tell if you re a nineties kid , Friends references and so on that I don t think there was anything I really didn t get Or if there was, I was too stupid to realise it.This stuff ought to be required reading as part of secondary school science classes I don t think I can pretend that it makes science cool, but it does make it absolutely hilarious and that s worth a lot.