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Randall Munroe: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents

Randall Munroe
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloways $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM
Co-Sponsored by Pegasus Books .

Randall Munroe discusses his new book, HOW TO: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a book chock full of deeply researched, entertaining, and often alarming scientific thought experiments, explained through Munroe's clever infographics, amusing illustrations, and whimsical touches.

HOW TO is the worlds most entertaining and useless self-help guide, full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole to predicting the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. HOW TO is the book Munroes huge fan base has been clamoring for and showcases Munroe at his best. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible, and similar to What If?, has the potential to reinvigorate your sense of cosmic wonder (Entertainment Weekly). With HOW TO, Munroe cements his place as one of the most brilliant minds working .

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 webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts.

Sep 10, 7:30pm to 8:30pm, First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley