What If

What If
Author: Randall Munroe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780544272996
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Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

What If

What If
Author: Rebecca Donovan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781455533091
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Release: 2014-09-16
Editor: Forever
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . . What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. Except this girl isn't Nicole. She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know. When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems. NEW BONUS epilogue, author interview, book club guide and more.

What If

What If
Author: Samantha Berger
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780316515931
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Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends. This girl is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream... Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.

From What Is to What If

From What Is to What If
Author: Rob Hopkins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781603589062
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it. In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a consensus about anything in the world, it is that the future is going to be awful. There is an epidemic of loneliness, an epidemic of anxiety, a mental health crisis of vast proportions, especially among young people. There’s a rise in extremist movements and governments. Catastrophic climate change. Biodiversity loss. Food insecurity. The fracturing of ecosystems and communities beyond, it seems, repair. The future—to say nothing of the present—looks grim. But as Transition movement cofounder Rob Hopkins tells us, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, rapidly, dramatically, and unexpectedly—for the better. He has seen it happen around the world and in his own town of Totnes, England, where the community is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network—with cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves. We do have the capability to effect dramatic change, Hopkins argues, but we’re failing because we’ve largely allowed our most critical tool to languish: human imagination. As defined by social reformer John Dewey, imagination is the ability to look at things as if they could be otherwise. The ability, that is, to ask What if? And if there was ever a time when we needed that ability, it is now. Imagination is central to empathy, to creating better lives, to envisioning and then enacting a positive future. Yet imagination is also demonstrably in decline at precisely the moment when we need it most. In this passionate exploration, Hopkins asks why imagination is in decline, and what we must do to revive and reclaim it. Once we do, there is no end to what we might accomplish. From What Is to What If is a call to action to reclaim and unleash our collective imagination, told through the stories of individuals and communities around the world who are doing it now, as we speak, and witnessing often rapid and dramatic change for the better.

What If

What If
Author: Chris Brown
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781434828729
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Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: cri-one aka chris brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

art book no essay

The Book of What If

The Book of What If
Author: Matt Murrie,Andrew R McHugh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781481430746
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Release: 2016-04-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. What if a book didn’t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If…? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory texts to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!

What If

What If
Author: Shirley MacLaine
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781471131424
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if… What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn't bump his ass so much.) What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the 'what ifs' that Shirley MacLaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If… she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.

What If

What If
Author: Mumford , Sally & Mackinnon , Emma,Sally Mumford
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781448116430
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Release: 2011-12-31
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if ... ...Your front tooth is knocked out? ...You are staying at a friend's house and by mistake you break something? ...You come home from school and you smell gas? ...Your hamster has escaped? ...You are bullied at school? ...There is a strange man lurking by the playground? Today's world is perceived to be a much more dangerous place than it was twenty or thirty years' ago. Whether it is or not, events can happen in everyday life which can worry, scare or upset a child. What if... aims to provide children with basic, practical, commonsense strategies to deal with life - at school, at home, at a friend's house and out & about. Containing up to 100 different scenarios, What if... is designed to appeal to children as they learn to deal with life independently and is an essential reference for all parents and teachers who want to bring up confident, happy children.

What If Classic Vol 4

What If  Classic Vol  4
Author: Marvel Comics
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781302485986
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Release: 2016-04-14
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects What If? #21-26. Captain America as the President of the United States? The Hulk a Microscopic Warlord? Doctor Doom a Hero? Gwen Stacy... alive? Only a few of the dynamic dimensional divergences in the Fourth Volume of Marvel's original alternate earth epics! Featuring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Man-Thing and more! Plus revelations of some of the Marvel Universe's most Eternal secrets!

The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525434542
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.

What If

What If
Author: Steve Robbins
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780891063605
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Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: Nicholas Brealey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Twenty-six inspiring, lively, and personal stories that illustrate concepts of diversity and inclusion, as well as invite discussion among groups.

What If

What If
Author: Cole Roberts
Pages: 110
ISBN: 9781512720587
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Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: WestBow Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What if Christianity is simple? When Jesus gave his first public address, he said, “I have come to fulfill the law and the prophets and to set the captives free.” When a contract is fulfilled, it is completed and is no longer in effect. Religion is a form of bondage that enslaves its adherents to a set of rules that constitute sin. It portrays the image of a God who acts as a judge. In one hand he has a legal pad and pen and in the other a club. When sufficient sins have been committed, the club is used on the sinner. Jesus died on the cross to fulfill the need for justice and came to earth to show that God is not the ogre with a club but a loving father with outstretched arms wanting to hug his children He sent to us the Holy Spirit so we might have the heart and mind of Christ and be empowered to live a life free from the bondage of sin and religion. This book shows the reader how to do that and points out the stumbling blocks that may interfere. It enables the reader to see the simplicity of Christianity and understand why it should surpass religion in our lives.

Causal Inference

Causal Inference
Author: Miquel A. Hernan,James M. Robins
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1420076167
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Release: 2019-07-07
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The application of causal inference methods is growing exponentially in fields that deal with observational data. Written by pioneers in the field, this practical book presents an authoritative yet accessible overview of the methods and applications of causal inference. With a wide range of detailed, worked examples using real epidemiologic data as well as software for replicating the analyses, the text provides a thorough introduction to the basics of the theory for non-time-varying treatments and the generalization to complex longitudinal data.

What If

What If
Author: Thierry Lenain
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1592702813
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A child looks out at the world's wars, famine, pollution, and other miseries and thinks of ways to make things better.

What If It s Us

What If It s Us
Author: Becky Albertalli,Adam Silvera
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780062795243
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times, USA Today, and Indie bestseller! Critically acclaimed and bestselling authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera combine their talents in this smart, funny, heartfelt collaboration about two very different boys who can’t decide if the universe is pushing them together—or pulling them apart. ARTHUR is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. BEN thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them . . . ? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t nail a first date even after three do-overs? What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is? What if it’s us? Plus don't miss Yes No Maybe So, Becky Albertalli's and Aisha Saeed's heartwarming and hilarious new novel, or Infinity Son, the first book in Adam Silvera’s epic new fantasy series, both coming in 2020!

What if Sara

What if Sara
Author: Rhea Tregebov
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1896764223
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sara is always wondering "what if?" Caught up in the daily struggles in Depression-era Winnipeg, Sara's busy parents can't stop to answer. Sara's imagination turns into resourcefulness when her parents ask for help.

What If

What If
Author: Anthony Browne
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780763674199
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Joe and his mother walk down a street on their way to a party, Joe starts to worry about such things as what if he doesn't like the party and what if he doesn't like the food.

Xkcd

Xkcd
Author: Randall Munroe
Pages: 120
ISBN: PSU:000066832737
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Release: 2010-08
Editor: Breadpig Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents personal selections and fan favorites from the online comic.

What If

What If
Author: Sandra Magsamen
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781492637110
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Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Sandra Magsamen brings us a little book that reminds us that our differences are our biggest gifts! If all of us were exactly alike and totally the same, We'd be boring and dull and that would be a shame. Everyone is someone special. We are all one of a kind. Just show the world who you are—let your you-ness shine! There is beauty and power in what makes each of us unique, and What If?, a book by Sandra Magsamen, reminds us that it is our differences that allow us to be our one-and-only selves. With a warm, inspiring message, this book will give children courage to embrace their individuality and to accept others for who they are. This book is the perfect solution if you're looking for diversity books for toddlers and kindness books for children.

Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer
Author: Randall Munroe
Pages: 61
ISBN: 1473637317
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Release: 2017-10-05
Editor: John Murray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.