What If?

What If? : Intriguing Answers for the Insatiably Curious

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If you've ever scratched your head and thought, "What If you got struck by lightning? What If you stopped paying Taxes? What If we lived on the Moon? What If I did put aluminum foil in the microwave? then you'll be absolutely bowled over by this intriguing guide. With more than seventy captivating, "What If" scenarios than you could ever imagine, this engaging and exciting guidebook answers questions that are serious, fanciful, and well just plain odd. Touching on categories such as: Air and Space, Earth and Sea, On the Move, Body and Mind, Survival Guide, Finance, Breaking the Rules, and more! Turn the page to discover the answers to these and many other intriguing, fun questions today!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129.54 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 158.76g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764566571
  • 9780764566578
  • 2,347,881

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THE AWARD-WINNING TEAM AT HOWSTUFFWORKS HAS DONE IT AGAIN!If you're intrigued by the world around you, you'll be fascinated with the compelling answers to 75 What If? questions. This latest book from Marshall Brain and the team at HowStuffWorks covers everything from gravity to the Great Pyramids, oxygen to exoskeletons.In Marshall Brain's signature style, you'll learn the cause and effect of such actions as swimming after eating a big meal, firing a gun at a television set, and purchasing ten shares of Microsoft stock when the company went public. You won't be able to put down this fun and captivating book!Have you ever wondered . . .What if I was struck by lightning?
What if people had gills?
What if an asteroid hit the earth?
What if I put aluminum foil in the microwave?
What if the polar ice caps melted?
What if I threw a penny off the Empire State Building?About HowStuffWorks.com"50 Best Websites"-Time Magazine"A+"-Washington Post Online"Top 100 Classics"-PC Magazine"Best Science & Technology Resource"-Yahoo! InternetLife"Great Site"-MSNBC
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Table of contents

Preface; Chapter 1: Air and Space; Chapter 2: Land and Sea; Chapter 3: On the Road; Chapter 4: Body and Mind; Chapter 5: Just Plain Odd; Chapter 6: Survival Guide; Chapter 7: Dollars and Cents; Chapter 8: Breaking the Rules.
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18 ratings
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4 44% (8)
3 28% (5)
2 11% (2)
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