Record Details

Catalog Search

What if? 2 : additional serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions  Cover Image Book Book

What if? 2 : additional serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions / Randall Munroe.


The millions of people around the world who loved What If? still have questions, and those questions are getting stranger. Thank goodness xkcd creator Randall Munroe is here to help. Planning to ride a fire pole from the Moon back to Earth? The hardest part is sticking the landing. Hoping to cool the atmosphere by opening everyone’s freezer door at the same time? Maybe it’s time for a brief introduction to thermodynamics. Want to know what would happen if you rode a helicopter blade, built a billion-story building, made a lava lamp out of lava, or jumped on a geyser as it erupted? Okay, if you insist. Before you go on a cosmic road trip, feed the residents of New York City to a T. rex, or fill every church with bananas, be sure to consult this practical guide for impractical ideas. Unfazed by absurdity, Munroe consults the latest research on everything from swing-set physics to airliner catapult design to answer his listeners’ questions, clearly and concisely. As he consistently demonstrates, you can learn a lot from examining how the world might work in very specific extreme circumstances. -- Dust jacket flap.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525537113
  • Physical Description: 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.
Subject: Science > Miscellanea.
Questions and answers > Miscellanea.
Curiosities and wonders > Miscellanea.
Absurd (Philosophy) > Miscellanea.

Available copies

  • 3 of 4 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Community Library (Sunbury).


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 500 Mun (Text) 30210313156241 New Books Checked out 12/08/2022

Additional Resources