What if? : [electronic resource] : Serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. by Munroe, Randall.;
In the New York Times best-selling book from the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, Randall Munroe gives hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there was a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? What if everyone only had one soulmate? What would happen if the moon went away? In pursuit of answers, Munroe ran computer simulations, pored over stacks of declassified military research memos, solved differential equations, and consulted with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. (They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.) Far more than a book for geeks, What If? explains the laws of science in operation in a way that every intelligent reader will enjoy and feel much smarter for having read.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; Humor (Nonfiction).; Science.;
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What if? : [electronic resource] : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions. by Munroe, Randall.; Wheaton, Wil.;
Narrator: Wil Wheaton.From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd comes this hilarious and informative book of answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions of people visit each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following. Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions. What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent of the speed of light? How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live? If there were a robot apocalypse, how long would humanity last? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations, and consults with nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by signature xkcd comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.The book features new and never-before-answered questions, along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website. What If? will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 186033 KB).
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The Norton anthology of children's literature : the traditions in English / by Zipes, Jack,1937-;
A collection of fairy tales, picture books, nursery rhymes, fantasy, alphabets, chapbooks, and comics published in English since 1659, representing 170 authors and illustrators, and including more than ninety complete works and excerpts from others.Includes bibliographical references (p. [2451]-2458) and index.Alphabets: from Orbis pictus / Johann Amos Comenius ; from A apple pie / Kate Greenaway ; The absolutely abstemious ass / Edward Lear ; from Dr. Seuss's ABC / Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel] ; A peaceable kingdom / Alice Provensen and Martin Provensen -- Chapbooks: Tom Thumb ; Jack the giant killer ; The history of goody-two-shoes ; Children in the wood ; The history of Sir Richard Whittington and his cat ; The art of making money plenty ; The New-York cries -- Primers and readers: The New-England primer ; from A pretty pocket-book ; from Lessons for children / Anna Laetitia Barbauld ; New Canadian readers ; Fun with Dick and Jane ; Frog and Toad are friends ; Frog and Toad together / Arnold Lobel ; Letters on the most common, as well as most important occasions in life / John Newberry ; from Eight or nine wise words about letter-writing / Lewis Carroll -- Fairy tales: The master cat, or Puss in boots / Charles Perrault ; The governess; or, Little female academy / Sarah Fielding ; Beauty and the beast / Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; Hansel and Gretel / Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm ; The nightingale / Hans Christian Andersen ; The light princess / George Macdonald ; The griffin and the minor canon / Frank Stockton ; The happy prince / Oscar Wilde ; The reluctant dragon / Kenneth Grahame ; The discontented king / John B. Gruelle ; The sorcerer's apprentice / Wanda Gag ; The truthful harp / Lloyd Alexander ; The faithless lollybird / Joan Aiken ; The iron giant: a story in five nights / Ted Hughes ; Jack and the devil's daughter / Julius Lester ; The lady and the merman / Jane Yolen ; The paper bag princess / Robert Munsch ; The phantom heart / Laurence Yep ; Antelope woman: an Apache folktale / Michael Lacapa ; Little Red Riding Hood / Charles Perrault ; Little red cap / Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm ; The true history of little golden-hood / Charles Marelle ; Little red riding-hood / Walter de la Mare ; Little Polly riding hood / Catherine Storr ; Little red riding hood and the wolf / Roald Dahl ; Little red riding hood / Tomi Ungerer ; Little red hood: a classic story bent out of shape / Tony Ross ; Ruby / Michael Emberley ; Wolf / Fancesca Lia Block --Animal fables: The fox without a tale ; The fox and the crow / Samuel Croxall ; The dog in the manger ; The ass in the lion's skin / William Godwin ; The blind doe ; The crow and the pitcher ; The eagle and the crow / Walter Crane ; The crocodile and the monkey ; The talkative tortoise / W. H. D. Rouse ; How the camel got his hump / Rudyard Kipling ; The fox and the crow ; Variations on the theme / James Thurber ; "The ox of the wonderful horns" and other African tales ; Tortoise, hare, and the sweet potatoes / Ashley Bryan ; The sea-thing child / Russell Hoban -- Classical myths: The minotaur / William Godwin ; from The minotaur / Nathaniel Hawthorne ; How Theseus slew the minotaur / Charles Kingsley ; The seeds of power / Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen ; from The adventures of Odysseus and the tale of Troy / Padraic Colum -- Legends: The pied piper of Hamelin / Robert Browning ; Robin Hood and Little John / Howard Pyle ; Sir Gawain and the green knight / Roger Lancelyn Green ; from The double life of Pocahontas / Jean Fritz ; John Henry / Julius Lester ; Davy Crockett / Mary Pope Osborne -- Religion: Judeo-Christian stories: A preface: containing directions to children / James Janeway ; The pilgrim's progress / John Bunyan ; Divine songs for children / Isaac Watts ; Jessica's first prayer / Hesba Stretton ; Hanukkah in the poorhouse / Isaac Bashevis Singer ; from Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat / Tim Rice -- Fantasy: Holiday house / Catherine Sinclair ; The new mother / Lucy Lane Clifford ; The capture of Father Time / L. Frank Baum ; The phoenix and the carpet / E. Nesbit ; Playing Beattie Bow / Ruth Park ; The book of three / Lloyd Alexander ; Summer reading is killing me / Jon Scieszka -- Science fiction: The stolen body / H. G. Wells ; Podkayne of Mars: her life and times / Robert A. Heinlein ; The last Super Bowl game / George R. R. Martin ; Of mist, and grass, and sand / Vonda N. McIntyre ; The bleeding man / Craig Kee Strete --Picture books: Black and white: from Millions of cats / Wanda Gag ; from The story of Ferdinand / Munro Leaf, Illustrator: Robert Lawson ; from Make way for ducklings / Robert McCloskey ; from Little Tim and the brave sea captain / Edward Ardizzone ; from The shrinking of Treehorn / Florence Parry Heide, illustrator: Edward Gorey ; from Dinner at Alberta's / Russell Hoban, illustrator: James Marshall ; from The highwayman / Alfred Noyes, illustrator: Charles Keeping ; from The dark-thirty: southern tales of the supernatural / Patricia C. McKissack, illustrator: Brian Pinkey ; from The mysteries of Harris Burdick / Chris Van Allsburg ; BAAA / David McCaulay. Colors: from Struwwelpeter / Heinrich Hoffman ; from Under the window / Kate Greenaway ; from Sing a song for sixpence / Randoph Caldecott ; from The real mother goose / Blanche Fisher Wright ; from The adventures of two Dutch dolls and a golliwogg / Bertha Upton, illustrator: Florence Upton ; from The story of little black Sambo / Helen Bannerman ; from Sam and the tigers / Julius Lester, illustrator: Jerry Pinkney ; from The tale of Peter Rabbit / Beatrix Potter ; from Clever Bill / Sir William Nicholson ; from The story of Babar the little elephant / Jean de Brunhoff ; from Angus and the ducks / Marjorie Flack ; from Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer / Robert L. May ; from The happy lion / Roger Duvoisin ; from Where the wild thins are / Maurice Sendak ; from The snowy day / Ezra John Keats ; from Green eggs and ham / Dr. Seuss [Theodor Seuss Geisel] ; from Frog and Toad are friends / Arnold Lobel ; from Fungus the bogeyman / Raymond Briggs ; from The very hungry caterpillar / Eric Carle ; from Rosie's walk / Pat Hutchins ; from How Tom beat Captain Najork and his hired sportsmen / Russell Hoban, illustrator: Quentin Blake ; from The snowman / Raymond Briggs ; from John Brown, Rose, and the midnight cat / Jenny Wagner, illustrator Ron Brooks ; from Each peach pear plum / Allan Ahlberg, illustrator Janet Ahlberg ; from Come away from the water, Shirley / John Burningham ; from The ox-cart man / Donald Hall, illustrator Barbara Cooney ; from Possum magic / Mem Fox, illustrator: Julie Vivas ; from Merry Christmas, Ernest and Celestine / Gabrielle Vincent [Monique Martin] ; from I hate my teddy bear / David McKee ; from Lizzy's lion / Dennis Lee, illustrator: Mary-Louise Gay ; from Hairy Maclary's caterwaul caper / Lynley Dodd ; from Black and white / David Macaulay ; from The stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales / Jon Scieszka, illustrator Lane Smith --Comics: from Funny folks ; from Impossible adventures ; from The yellow kid, no. 1 / Richard F. Outcault ; from Little Nemo in slumberland / Winsor McCay ; from The funnies, no. 1 ; from Tintin in the land of the Soviets ; from Tintin in America / Herge [Georges Remi] ; from Mickey Mouse and the pirate submarine / Walt Disney and Floyd Gottfredson ; William Blake's inn for innocent and experienced travelers ; The wise cow makes way, room, and believe ; Blake leads a walk on the Milky Way / Nancy Willard ; 17 kings and 42 elephants / Margaret Mahy -- Verse: Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book / Christina Rossetti ; A child's garden of verses / Robert Louis Stevenson ; Peacock pie / Walter de la Mare ; The penny fiddle / Robert Graves ; The bat-poet / Randall Jarrell ; Early in the morning: a collection of new poems / Charles Causley ; Some of the days of Everett Anderson / Lucille Clifton ; Confetti: poems for children / Pat Mora ; Carver: a life in poems / Marilyn Nelson ; Come on in to my tropical garden / Grace Nichols -- Plays: Peter Pan, or, The boy who would not grow up / J. M. Barrie ; A Christmas carol / Barbara Field ; Dragonwings / Laurence Yep -- Books of instruction: from A present for an apprentice; or, A sure guide to gain both esteem and an estate / John Barnard ; Lord Chesterfield's advice to his son / Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield ; Don't's for girls: a manual of mistakes / Minna Thomas Antrim ; The child: a mother's advice to her daughters / Dora Langlois ; from Rovering to success: a book of life-sport for young men / Robert Baden-Powell ; from It's perfectly normal / Robie H. Harris, illustrator Michael Emberley -- Life writing: Women worth emulating / Clara L. Balfour ; A book of golden deeds of all times and all lands / Charlotte Mary Yonge ; The Brownies' Book ; The diary of a young girl / Anne Frank ; Homesick: my own story / Jean Fritz ; Benjamin Franklin: the new American / Milton Meltzer -- Adventure stories: The adventures of Robinson Crusoe / Daniel Defoe ; Raggylug: the story of a cottontail rabbit / Ernest Thompson Seton ; Winnie-the-pooh / A. A. Milne ; James Bowie and his famous knife / Shannon Garst ; From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler / E. L. Konigsburg --School stories: from The governess, or, The little female academy / Sarah Fielding ; Tom Brown's schooldays / Thomas Hughes ; Stalky & co. / Rudyard Kipling ; In school / Evelyn Sharp ; The hundred dresses / Eleanor Estes ; The present takers / Aidan Chambers ; My name is Maria Isabel / Alma Flor Ada ; Tweedledum and Tweedledead / Tim Wynne-Jones ; Bronx masquerade / Nikki Grimes -- Domestic fiction: from Original stories from real life / Mary Wollstonecraft ; Lazy Lawrence ; The birth-day present / Maria Edgeworth ; from The history of the Fairchild family, or, The child's manual / Mary Martha Sherwood ; A patchwork fever / Charlotte Mary Yonge ; Psyche's art / Louisa May Alcott ; Editha's burglar / Frances Hodgson Burnett ; Each in his own tongue / L. M. Montogmery ; Ramona and her father / Beverly Cleary ; Yang the youngest and his terrible ear / Lensey Namioka ; The hockey sweater / Roch Carrier ; Roll of thunder, hear my cry / Mildred D. Taylor ; Out / Bruce Brooks.
Subjects: Children's literature, English.; Children's literature, American.; Literature;
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