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How To: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

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 million-selling 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.

Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon. And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapour, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the sun.

By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in WHAT IF?, he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, HOW TO is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

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Praise for How To: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

  • Munroe is the perfect guy to take on a project like this... a wonderful guide for curious minds - BILL GATES

  • NERD ROYALTY - BEN GOLDACRE

  • TOTALLY BRILLIANT - TIM HARFORD

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