Randall Munroe will be In Conversation with Bill Amend about Randall's New Hardcover ~ How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Randall Munroe, The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, will be In Conversation with Bill Amend, Author of the FoxTrot Series, about Randall's New Hardcover How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.  This Author Event will be Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & Technology.

Randall Munroe wants to Answer some Audience Questions during our Author Event.  Please E-Mail us your Questions for Randal at Mailbox@RainyDayBooks  Thank You!

ABOUT RANDALL MUNROE:  Randall Munroe is the Author of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words, and What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular Web Comic xkcd.  A former NASA Roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw Comics on the Internet full-time.  He lives in Massachusetts.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable 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.  Randall Munroe, Bestselling Author & Cartoonist, 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 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth.  He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and powering your house by destroying the fabric of space-time.  And if you want to get rid of the 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 vapor, 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?, Munroe 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.

DATE & TIME:  Monday, September 16, 2019, at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  A Rainy Day Books Author Event at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Randall Munroe, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, will be In Conversation with Bill Amend, Author of the FoxTrot Series, about Randall's New Hardcover How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, his life, and works.  A Booksigning will follow the Presentation.

ADMISSION PACKAGE (1 or 2 People plus 1 Hardcover of How To):  $28.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes 1 Hardcover of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, 1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same price.

Walk-In Admission Packages Purchases are welcome at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Monday, September 16, 2019, after 6:00 PM, until our Event starts at 7:00 PM. Online Admission Package Ordering for this Event has STOPPED as of Monday, September 16, 2019, at 5:00 PM, Central Time.

DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.

Event date: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
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