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How to take over the world : practical schemes and scientific solutions for the aspiring supervillain / Ryan North ; illustrated by Carly Monardo.

North, Ryan, 1980- (author.). Monardo, Carly, 1984- (illustrator.).


"A tongue-in-cheek introduction to the science of comic-book supervillainy, revealing the true potential of today's most advanced technologies. Taking over the world is a lot of work. Any supervillain is bound to have questions: What's the perfect location for a floating secret base? What zany heist will fund my immoral plans? How do I control the weather, destroy the internet, and never, ever die? In How to Take Over the World, bestselling author and award-winning comics writer Ryan North details a number of outlandish villainous schemes, drawing on known science and real-world technologies. Picking up where How to Invent Everything left off, his explanations are as fun and informative as they are completely absurd. As he instructs readers on how to take over the world, North also reveals how we can save it. This sly guide to some of the greatest challenges and existential threats facing humanity accessibly explores ways to mitigate climate change, improve human life spans, prevent cyberterrorism, and finally make Jurassic Park a reality."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780593192016
  • ISBN: 059319201X
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-375) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Hello and thank you for reading my book about world domination -- Superbasic supervillainy. Every supervillain needs a secret base ; How to start your own country -- What we talk about when we talk about taking over the world. Cloning dinosaurs, and some pterrible news for all who'd dare oppose you ; Controlling the weather for the perfect crime ; Solving all your problems by drilling to the center of the planet to hold the Earth's core hostage ; Time travel ; Destroying the internet to save us all -- The unpunished crime is never regretted. How to become immortal and literally live forever ; Ensuring you are never, ever, ever forgotten -- Conclusion: You are become supervillain, the savior of worlds.
Subject: Science > Popular works.
Supervillains > Humor.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Humor.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Science > Popular works.
Genre: Humor.
Popular works.

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Upper Skagit Library 502.07 NOR 1018078 New Nonfiction Checked out 08/10/2024

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