Randall Munroe will be In Conversation about his New Hardcover ~ How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

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EVENT OVERVIEW:  Randall Munroe, The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of What If?, will be In Conversation about his 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.

ABOUT RANDALL MUNROE:  Randall Munroe is the Author of the #1 New York Times Bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, 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 will be In Conversation about his 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):  $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.

Admission Packages are available for purchase through the links below now.  You can also Order In-Store at our Sales & Service Counter or Call us at 913-384-3126 to place a Phone Order during our Normal Business Hours.

The Publication & Sale Date for How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems is Tuesday, September 03, 2019.  Pre-Orders will be available for In-Store Pick-Up beginning on Tuesday, September 03, 2019.

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
$28.00
SKU: RandallMunroeADMIT2

ADMIT 2 PEOPLE PLUS 1 HARDCOVER:  1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, and 1 Guest Admission Ticket, plus 1 Hardcover of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe.


$28.00
SKU: RandallMunroeADMIT1

ADMIT 1 PERSON PLUS 1 HARDCOVER:  1 Stamped Author Autograph Admission Ticket, plus 1 Hardcover of How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe.


$28.00
SKU: A9780525537090

AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER:  1 Author Autographed Hardcover of How To by Randall Munroe.


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