How To

Randall Munroe

2019


What happens when the writer of xkcd puts his mind to common everyday tasks? Hilarity, of course.... and as usual, a lot of fascinating physics.

I would place this in the middle of Munroe's two books. It's far better, funnier, and grown-up that Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, but less fresh than What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions. For all that it's still laugh-out-loud funny, grounded in solid physics (albeit in absurd ways), and manages somehow to change the way you might actually look at problems in the future.

Finished on Sat, 12 Oct 2019 06:04:19 -0700.   Rating 4/5.