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I read books.

Many books.
Dune - Frank Herbert

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My friend and I have very different authors and preferences on books. The Hoopster the book my friend, Patrick, is reading it is about a young boy who struggles in life with racial inequality. Also he plays basketball a lot, to cope with his problems. The books I am reading is a science fiction book about other planets. There are many differences in our preferences, but one thing stays the same, we read books.

Picture of mars, but it is very similar to the planet the story is based on.
Picture of mars, but it is very similar to the planet the story is based on.
Dune - Frank Herbert

I have recently started reading Dune by Frank Herbert. It is a fantastic book, as it is considered one of the best science fiction books of all time. I cannot choose just one single passage for the most vivid one. The book is so descriptive that in just a few chapters it feels like you know the characters and their predicament. The most important details are on what the characters are thinking. In italics the thoughts of the characters are displayed. Overall, I think anyone who likes sci-fi books would love this book. 

Biographical Criticism

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe Dune - Frank Herbert

As a person Randall Munroe does many similar things as done throughout the book he wrote. The story is all Q and A's that have been asked to him, via website.

 

When I started to research him more I understood why the book was written the way it was. When he had worked for NASA he would become bored and doodle comics as a way to pass the time. In his book, nearly every page has at least one picture, big or small, on it. Also being a scientific theorist he basically used all of his knowledge to write the book as a whole. Without him becoming an S.T. he would have never written the book. The book shows the reader how certain scenarios would play out, and just how vast Randall Munroe's knowledge of science really is. 

 

To put it simply, the book is Randall Munroe's life. He does the research for a living anyways. His job was to describe theoretical scientific problems which is what this book does, very well.

 

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""You don't use science to prove you are right, you use science to become right.""
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe

This quote explains how we should use science. Throughout the novel the author, Randall Munroe, uses humor and explains physics. By using creative cartoons he also helps explain in greater detail the math behind simple yet scientifically hard questions. The questions are always entertaining and I did learn plenty from the questions.

 

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First Blog Post

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions - Randall Munroe xkcd: volume 0 - Randall Munroe Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words - Randall Munroe

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     Many people out there have science questions that they want answered. In this book, there are over 100 Q and A's that all relate to the realm of science. The novel is called What If? by Randall Munroe. I have actually finished this book as of today. The recent novels I have read are all associated to the realm of science. I choose the book because it interested me immensely and also my dad had bought it. 

 

     I do enjoy science oriented books. This book is very detailed in it's explanations of science questions that people asked the author. Throughout the whole novel Randall does answer all of the questions, including some that people thought some very interesting things. Often, the author's style is to talk about the topic, and also vary from it using comedy. 

 

     One of my favorite passages is on the machine gun jet-packs. The author spends multiple pages pouring through data and scenarios where it would, and would not work. It is very entertaining to read about what would actually happen if you were to make a gun jet-pack. It turns out that the gun-pack would actually work and extremely well. Overall I feel like this is a very good book for those who enjoy science and/or theoretical physics.