“What If” by Randall Monroe is the current #1 NYT Best Seller in Hardcover Non-Fiction. The author is a former NASA roboticist and the creator of the exceedingly popular webcomic called “xkcd” that encompasses the subjects of science, language, and love. A multitude of Mr. Monroe’s fans write to him with all kinds of questions. This book includes never before seen questions and the response from the author. It is an Amazon.com “Best Book of the Month” in September, and the enthusiastic reviews keep piling in. Download it with your library card today.
“For scientists, the price of progress is specialization. When the goal of any researcher is to lay claim to a tiny niche in a crowded discipline, it’s hard for laypeople to find answers to the really important interdisciplinary questions. Questions like, 'Is it possible to build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?' Fortunately, such people can turn to Randall Munroe, the author of the XKCD comic strip loved by fans of internet culture. . . . For Munroe, who writes with a clarity and wit honed over eight years of writing captions for his webcomic, the fact that a question might be impossible to solve is no deterrent to pursuing it.” —Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog
“..required reading for techies across the world”- The New York Times
“The best book I have read in a long time…fun, engaging, hilarious…informative and enjoyable”- An Amazon.com reader review