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Rhett Allain

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Rhett Allain is an American associate professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University and the author of the Wired magazine science blog Dot Physics. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 2001 and works in the field of physics education research.
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How to Invent Everything
A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler
Ryan North - 2018-09-18
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Learn how to survive and thrive in different eras through this practical guide - packed with science, engineering, philosophy and facts, providing everything you need to build a civilization from scratch! Whether you're aiming to domesticate a giant wombat or looking for ways to improve humanity's original timeline, this irreverent yet deeply-researched book by a bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast will make you smarter, more competent, and thoroughly prepared for whatever the past or future brings.
Rhett Allain
Seriously, the book is fun and interesting.      source
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What If?
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
Randall Munroe - 2014-09-02
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Explore some of the most absurd hypothetical questions in science and learn the laws of science in action with a touch of humor in this book. Follow Randall Munroe, the creator of the extremely popular webcomic XKCD, as he answers questions like, "What if the moon went away?" and "How dangerous is it to be in a swimming pool in a thunderstorm?" Using computer simulations, declassified military research memos, and other scientific methods, Munroe presents his hilarious and clever responses, leaving readers entertained and enlightened.
Rhett Allain
Also, this was covered in the @xkcdComic book What If (great book).      source