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How To by Randall Munroe

How do you make a book that contains physics, math, and other obscure scientific equations enjoyable? I don’t know, but Randall Munroe does.

Munroe has this inexplicable ability to wondrously weave together comic absurdity and applicable science. If you are familiar with his site ‘xkcd’ then you totally understand what I am trying to say. I wish his work was around when I was in high school; his creativity and imagery can explain large scientific concepts better than any textbook I have read.

Now, don’t get me wrong, this book is created to entertain. It is not a science book or a teaching manual. It is a silly book that happens to address science. It is one of those rare books that makes we laugh out loud while thinking deeply.

This is a must buy book and easily one of my favorites this year.