Thing Explainer

📒Thing Explainer ✍ Randall Munroe

✏Book Title : Thing Explainer
✏Author : Randall Munroe
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2015-11-24
✏Pages : 64
✏ISBN : 9781473620926
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thing Explainer Book Summary : From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why.

📒Thing Explainer ✍ Randall Munroe

✏Book Title : Thing Explainer
✏Author : Randall Munroe
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2015-11-24
✏Pages : 64
✏ISBN : 9780544668607
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Thing Explainer Book Summary : Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, “ten hundred”) most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including: food-heating radio boxes (microwaves) tall roads (bridges) computer buildings (datacenters) the shared space house (the International Space Station) the other worlds around the sun (the solar system) the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates) the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table) planes with turning wings (helicopters) boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers) the bags of stuff inside you (cells) How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why.

✏Book Title : Controlled Natural Language
✏Author : Brian Davis
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2016-07-11
✏Pages : 131
✏ISBN : 9783319414980
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Controlled Natural Language Book Summary : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, CNL 2016, held in Aberdeen, UK, in July 2016. The 11 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 15 submissions. The topics range from natural languages which are controlled, to controlled languages with a natural language flavour; and from more theoretical results to interfaces, reasoning engines and real-life applications of CNLs.

✏Book Title : Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
✏Author :
✏Publisher : Psychology Press
✏Release Date : 1987
✏Pages : 1008
✏ISBN : 0805801669
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Johnson and Walker s Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language
✏Author : Samuel Johnson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1862
✏Pages : 1026
✏ISBN : UCAL:B3267342
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Johnson and Walker s Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language Book Summary :

📒How To ✍ Randall Munroe

✏Book Title : How To
✏Author : Randall Munroe
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2019-09-03
✏Pages : 320
✏ISBN : 9781473680357
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏How To Book Summary : The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer Randall Munroe is . . . 'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre 'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates 'Wonderful' Neil Gaiman AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad 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. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon. And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapour, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the sun. 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 so brilliantly in What If?, he 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.

✏Book Title : A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals And Illustrated In Their Different Significations By Examples From The Best Writers Together With A History of the Language and an English Grammar
✏Author : Samuel Johnson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1818
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : ONB:+Z178872701
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals And Illustrated In Their Different Significations By Examples From The Best Writers Together With A History of the Language and an English Grammar Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Encyclopaedia Londinensis Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1810
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : MINN:31951002025920I
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Encyclopaedia Londinensis Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature Book Summary :

✏Book Title : A Dictionary of the English Language
✏Author : Samuel Johnson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1827
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : BML:37001102503039
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Dictionary of the English Language Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Synonyms Discriminated A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities etc
✏Author : C ..... J ..... Smith
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 1871
✏Pages : 610
✏ISBN : ONB:+Z225257306
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Synonyms Discriminated A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities etc Book Summary :