Recommended books by Randall Munroe

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Randall Patrick Munroe (born October 17, 1984) is an American cartoonist, author, engineer, scientific theorist, and the creator of the webcomic xkcd. He and the webcomic have developed a large fanbase, and shortly after graduating from college, he became a professional webcomic artist.

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Product picture for How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

For 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 hole.

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Book cover from What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
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From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask.

Millions of people visit xkcd.com 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 the speed of light? How fast...
Book cover from Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
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Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon?  Randall Munroe is here to help.  In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:

food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)tall roads (bridges)computer buildings (datacenters)the shared space house (the International...
Book cover from xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe
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Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.

xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").

The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600...
Book cover from El explicador de cosas: cosas difíciles explicadas con palabras fáciles / Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words (Spanish Edition) by Randall Munroe
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Del ingeniero de la NASA, creador de la web humorística xkcd y autor del best seller ¿Qué pasaría sí?, nos llega una serie de  dibujos con descripciones brillantes -y simples- que lo explican todo, desde los reactores nucleares hasta los bolígrafos.

¿Has intentado alguna vez aprender algo sobre una cosa maravillosa, solo para frustrarte después ante una jerga incomprensible?

Randall Munroe está aquí para ayudarte.

Utilizando únicamente dibujos esquemáticos y...
Book cover from ¿Qué pasaría si?? / What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Spanish Edition) by Randall Munroe
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Un libro en el que el humor y la ciencia se unen para dar explicación a todo tipo de preguntas curio ¡Ey! Gracias por fijarte en mi libro. Si estás pensando en comprarlo hay dos cosas que no tendrías por qué saber pero que quiero contarte por si finalmente no te gusta y decides darle otro uso: - Los humanos no podemos digerir el papel de celulosa, pero en caso de que pudiéramos, si decidieras comerte este libro engordarías 2.300 calorías -¡incluida la cubierta, claro! - Si tienes un...
Book cover from Dinge-Erklärer - Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe
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Book cover from Thing Explainer (Chinese Edition) by Randall Munroe
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Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, ""ten hundred"") most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff.
Book cover from Tlumacz rzeczy (Polish Edition) by Randall Munroe
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Kolejna ksiazka twórcy internetowego komiksu xkcd i autora What If? A co gdyby?, pierwszej pozycji na liscie bestsellerów New York Timesa, to zbiór schematów i opisów blyskotliwie - i prosto! - objasniajacych wszystko od reaktorów jadrowych po dlugopisy
Czy kiedykolwiek próbowales dowiedziec sie o czyms niesamowitym czegos wiecej, ale jedyne, na co trafiles, to niezrozumialy zargon? Z pomoca przychodzi Randall Munroe. W ksiazce uzywa on jednobarwnych rysunków i raptem tysiaca (czy...
Book cover from Dinosaur Comics: Dudes Already Know About Chickens by Ryan North
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Finally, a Dinosaur Comics book, unabridged and in full color, AND with all three secret texts for each comic included! And it's so pretty, you guys. So pretty.

Featuring an introduction by Randall Munroe of XKCD and an all-new index written by Ryan that includes, among other things, the 11 different types of makeouts referenced by T-Rex, this book is great. It gets greater: there's also an interview with the author AND a photo of Michael "Worf" Dorn. You know that you've always...