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How to Invent Everything (Digital Audiobook)

A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler

By Ryan North, Ryan North (Narrator)

Publication Date: September 17, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/17/2019)
Hardcover, Chinese (12/4/2019)
Hardcover (9/18/2018)

Description

An NPR Best Book of 2018

"How to Invent Everything is such a cool book. It's essential reading for anyone who needs to duplicate an industrial civilization quickly." --Randall Munroe, xkcd creator and New York Times-bestselling author of What If?

The only book you need if you're going back in time


What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past. . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat?

With this book as your guide, you'll survive--and thrive--in any period in Earth's history. Bestselling author and time-travel enthusiast Ryan North shows you how to invent all the modern conveniences we take for granted--from first principles. This illustrated manual contains all the science, engineering, art, philosophy, facts, and figures required for even the most clueless time traveler to build a civilization from the ground up. Deeply researched, irreverent, and significantly more fun than being eaten by a saber-toothed tiger, How to Invent Everything will make you smarter, more competent, and completely prepared to become the most important and influential person ever. You're about to make history. . . better.


About the Author

RYAN NORTH is the New York Times-bestselling author of two chooseable-path Shakespeare books, Romeo and/or Juliet and To Be or Not to Be. He's known for his online strip Dinosaur Comics and his Eisner Award-winning writing for the comics Adventure Time and Jughead, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for Marvel Comics. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Jenn, and their dog, Noam Chompsky.