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JOSEPH-BETH Sept 17th at 7PM Randall Munroe in conversation with Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas, discussing How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

September 17

Event Location: Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, OH

Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm

Randall Munroe in conversation with Cincinnati Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas, discussing How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems

ISBN: 9780525537090, Riverhead Books, $28.00
CONTACT: May-Zhee Lim, mzlim@penguinrandomhouse.com, 212-366-2203

For any task you might want to do, there’s a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally complex, excessive, and inadvisable that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It’s full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn’t just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts.

Dean Regas has been the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000 and the cohost of the syndicated astronomy program Star Gazers since 2010. Dean is a contributing editor to Sky and Telescope magazine and a contributor to Astronomy magazine, where he won the 2008 “Out-of-this-World” Award for astronomy education. Dean has written over 100 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogs for the Huffington Post and is regularly featured on television and radio. Since 2012, Dean has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow.

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