What If?

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544272994

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 8777

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? Was wäre wenn?

Wirklich wissenschaftliche Antworten auf absurde hypothetische Fragen

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 364114311X

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 7821

Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

What If

What If You Didn't Have to Work

Author: Chris Brown

Publisher: cri-one aka chris brown

ISBN: 1434828727

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 2642

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What If? II

Author: Robert Cowley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101220795

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 8373

What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis Hanson, Cecelia Holland, Alistair Horne, David Kahn, Robert Katz, John Lukacs, William H. McNeill, Lance Morrow, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober, Robert L. O'Connell, Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Andrew Roberts, Roger Spiller, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Tom Wicker.

What If All the Kids are White?

Anti-bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families

Author: Louise Derman-Sparks,Patricia G. Ramsey

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746776

Category: Education

Page: 187

View: 2979

In this compelling volume, distinguished educators tackle a frequently asked question about multicultural education: How do I teach about racial and cultural diversity if all my students are white? The authors propose seven learning themes to help young white children resist messages of racism and build identity and skills for thriving in a multicultural country and world. The text includes strategies, resources, and classroom examples for implementing the learning themes in early childhood settings. Taking multicultural education to a new level, this practical guide places the development of white children's racial identity in the context of the historical construction of "whiteness" and racism in America, and suggests strategies for nurturing a new white identity as the starting place for anti-bias/multicultural work with children. It includes activities for families and staff, reflection questions, a review of white anti-racism activists, lists of suggested children's books, and organizational and website resources.

What If?

Author: Ironwil

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452098158

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6452

DECEPTION, GREED, PERVERSION, EVIL DESIRES TO OVERCOME THE GOOD OF A NATION WHICH ONCE WAS A GOD-FEARING SUPER POWER... What If? draws you into the demonic workings of sin-filled beings who are bent on dominating and controlling self-centered, weak people who rely on a leadership who promises the gold ring but delivers the stench of sulfur, and killings so vile only the lowest of beasts could fathom. Humans see only what can be touched, what is unseen can be holy or loathsome, and what is repulsive is coming to an ungodly nation which has fallen so far you have to wonder, is there a way out? When people don't have God in their lives they can be deceived so easily. Morals and family values are so important in order to prosper in God's Name. The world has come to this point in What If? where they live for themselves, resist God's Word, and the family structure has decayed so far that there is little left that resembles what God represented in His Holy Word. How much money do we really need to be happy? What is more important, money to live or money for prestige? Who would be happier at the end of the day, the end of the world? What will become of this place most call home when Robert steps into the leadership role for which he has been programmed and customized? Will Sabula fulfill the purpose for which she was placed here? Will Father John succeed in his role of informant? Will Steven, Penny, Dale, and Lisa follow God's Plan? Read how it all began and where it is going.

What If?

Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian

Author: Eric Marcus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442482974

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8073

"No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics--and not-so-basics--are covered in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens."--Amazon.com.

What If?

Author: Aaron M. Phillips

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781420860665

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 116

View: 5263

What if a simple hike across the German countryside turned out to be the greatest adventure of your lifetime? What if you had a chance to share that adventure with some of the greatest entertainers of the 1970's? What if heroes never really die, but reborn? For Terry Jurgans the adventure has just begun and the secrets he uncovers will change his life forever. What if there was a secret war about to happen and the only way the world can be saved is by an unlikely group of heroes that the world believes to be dead, and the world can never know is alive. The Third Reich is about to rise and Maximillion Nash will stop at nothing to see that happen. It's going to take the combined might of John Wayne, Bruce Lee, Elvis Presley, and James Dean to stop Max and his henchmen. This time there is no lights, cameras or special effects, it's for real and the director won't yell cut. What if the Government knew way more about the mysteries of life than we ever could have thought, would we really want to know what really goes on outside the safety of our own ignorance? What if death was no longer a factor in how we perceived life?


What If Obama Were White, What If Romney Were Black

Author: Denny T.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477265716

Category: Philosophy

Page: 28

View: 3993

What If is a small, but powerful, controversial presentation that is intended to incite profitable thought into 2012 American presidential politics by asking and answering a series of what-if political questions that lead to a better understanding of our financial mess and a simple health-care solution that could provide more jobs and reduce our national debt.


Thought-Provoking Questions

Author: Kasey Brad

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453537287

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 72

View: 4881

What if you had an awakening? What if you had the experience through channeling to speak to your higher self? Or perhaps a higher entity? Brad Wallis has had such an experience. Through a car accident that caused brain injury or perhaps we should say, an awakening to his higher soul and raising of his frequency, he finally became aware of communications that had been happening his whole life. Through the use of a “channel” and through extraordinary conversations, Brad began to ask some questions that he had always thought of, and he got answers. This book has some of those questions and some of those conversations. What if you could ask and get answers to your innermost questions? Let’s begin and see how it was done. These conversations will show you that you can ask the question, “What if?”

What If . . .

A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure

Author: Shirley MacLaine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476728615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3716

The actress presents an esoteric collection of musings that range from what if a frog had wings to what if "Downton Abbey" had more American characters.

What if?

What Would Happen If …?

Author: Dr. Knut Olsen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491711868

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 7762

Every month, millions of people enter the term ‘what if’ on Google and other online search engines. What do they expect to find? The answer is something like the information you’ll find in this collection of trivia, witticisms, and plain old useful information. Author Knut Olsen addresses questions like these: What if Adam had been gay? What if nobody drank alcohol? What if you could call God? A: The phone operator would probably charge you a fortune. What if you put all the condoms in the world on top of each other? What if you fired a gun on a train moving as fast as a bullet? What if we knew how much Governments around the world waste of taxpayers’ money? You’ll discover the answers to these and more than one thousand other “what if” questions on a wide range of topics, including family, religion, music, sex, politics and much more. As you read the questions and answers, you’ll think, laugh, and often be surprised. We are surrounded by what-ifs, and some of them are so serious that you might not be prepared to consider them. While some are unthinkable or unrealistic, many are fun. Either way, sit back and enjoy the ride!

What If There Were No Bees?

A Book about the Grassland Ecosystem

Author: Suzanne Slade,Carol Schwartz

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1404860193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2032

Follows the chain reaction of losing one animal species, bees, to the grassland ecosystem.

What If?

Author: Mark Ruzek

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597812021

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 5511

This is a book about the "what ifs" of this life and our life on the other side. It is not another book about religion. It is a book about relationships and a true, non-sappy kind of love told by a normal guy who walks through life with great favor he didn¿t even realize he had. If you¿re willing, you can walk in this favor and enjoy new depths in your own relationships.

What If...?

Commonsense strategies for kids on worries, upsets and scares

Author: Mumford , Sally & Mackinnon , Emma,Sally Mumford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448116430

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 9972

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?

The Official Guide to Boosting Driver Awareness

Author: Driving Standards Agency

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780115525391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9638

Recent research has shown that a structured learning programme can improve a driver's hazard awareness ability substantially and thus help avoid potentially dangerous situations. This video and booklet gives guidance for drivers on how to improve their hazard awareness and anticipation skills, and covers issues including: how to identify different types of hazards, how hazards can develop and the importance of planning ahead, and demonstrates safe actions to be taken on the road.

What If?

Author: LaDeana Cummins

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480808857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8069

Author LaDeana Cummins hopes that What If?—an illustrated rhyming book—will provide an opportunity for many in-depth conversations with children about emotions, compassion, and empathy. Beth Ferrara has created charming illustrations of cats, dogs, whales, and skunks that, when combined with poetic thought-provoking questions, will help build the foundation of caring and understanding of others. What If? offers a whimsical approach to the ever present relationship issues that children can sometimes experience. What if broccoli were sweet Instead of ice cream? What if bees grew on trees Instead of leaves? By showing children what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes, they will view things from a different perspective, enabling them to explore a broader range of feelings. What If? is a colorful, rhyming book for children of all ages, a wonderful addition to any classroom or home library.

What If?

Thought Experimentation In Philosophy

Author: Nicholas Rescher

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412841337

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 5230

Thought experimentation has been a staple of philosophical methodology since classical antiquity, when Xenophanes of Colophon speculated that if horses had gods, they would be equine in form. Nicholas Rescher's What If? undertakes a systematic survey of the role and utility of thought experiments in philosophy. After surveying the historical issues, Rescher examines the principles involved, and explains the conditions under which thought experimentation can validly yield instructive results in philosophy. The reader gains understanding of the differences between scientific and philosophical experiments. What If? begins by examining the nature of thought experiments. It presents an overview of how thought experiments have figured in natural science and in historical studies, before moving on to examine how they function as an instrument of philosophical inquiry. After examining thought experiments from the pre-Socratics to the present day, Rescher turns from history to analysis, and examines the modes of reasoning involved in the use of speculative hypotheses in philosophical problem solving. He shows the limitations of speculative ontology, showing that thought experimentation can lead readily to paradox in a way that increasingly diminishes its usefulness. The book concludes by arguing and illustrating how and when it becomes pointless to push speculation, or thought experimentation beyond the limits of intelligibility and cogent sense. Among the principal features of Rescher's book is its elaborate analysis of the appropriate conditions for philosophical thought experimentation. Its cardinal thesis is that there indeed are limits to the appropriateness of this important methodological resource and that transgressing these limits destroys the prospect of drawing any valid lessons for the philosophical enterprise. What If? will be of interest to philosophers, students of philosophy, and theorists of logic and reasoning. Nicholas Rescher is University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of numerous philosophical works and holds six honorary degrees from universities on three continents. He has served as a president of the American Philosophical Association, the American Metaphilosophical Society, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

What If...

Author: Carolyn Rainey

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595098924

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 9933

What If… Is a story based on the premise that all things happen for a reason unknown to us. We are driven by a force to commit all kinds of acts with no choices given. What if you had no choice but to be a murderer? This text should make you think about your own choices in life.

What If?

Author: Eldon Taylor

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401930875

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 2778

What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia—no memory of who you are, what you like and dislike, and so on. Would you be the same person? What if, as in the movie The Matrix, you discovered that everything was a simulation and you were just a programmed component? What if everything you believed was false? Who would you be then? Eldon Taylor has been researching the power of the mind for more than 25 years. He has repeatedly demonstrated the overt attempts that have been made to control your thinking. While very interesting in theory, most of us do not understand this on a personal level. It is easy to understand the concept of Mind Programming when it is occurring with someone else, but most would deny that they too are victims. What If? is a very personal book. By using everyday situations and guiding you through numerous thought experiments, Eldon does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the dissonance in much of your thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices—contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised this work as being absolutely life-changing—not just a fascinating read—but a transformational experience!