Thing Explainer

Written By Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Thing Explainer
  • Publsiher : Unknown
  • Release : 24 November 2015
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
  • Pages : 64 pages
  • Rating : 3/5 from 10 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Thing Explainer written by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt which was release on 24 November 2015, this book published by Unknown. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer
  • Author : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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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 ...

Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer
  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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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 ...

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-11
  • Total pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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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; ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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  • Author : Claire Sewell
  • Publisher : Facet Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : This accessible and highly practical book provides an introductory guide to the world of research support in the academic library. Academic libraries have seen huge changes in recent years thanks to the increasing availability of information online but they are now undergoing another shift. As libraries move away from providing ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you ...

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  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Total pages : 1003
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-14
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : A Primer for Teaching Women, Gender, and Sexuality in World History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are teaching women, gender, and sexuality in history for the first time, for experienced teachers who want to reinvigorate their courses, for those who are training future teachers to ...

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  • Publisher : Crimson Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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  • Author : Quagzlor
  • Publisher : BecomeShakespeare.com
  • Release Date : 2017-11-23
  • Total pages : 94
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : In this book, you will find two stories, one of comedy and one of tragedy. In The Bathroom Door, follow a man as he discovers a door in his bathroom, and he goes through it to discover a world of wonder (which is not his bedroom, incidentally). In A Generic ...

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  • Author : Lane Greene
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-20
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : Language is a wild animal: rough, ambiguous, inconsistent in countless ways. But that just makes it all the more tempting to tame it. Many have tried, from sticklers for supposedly correct grammar to inventors of supposedly perfect languages; from software engineers working on machine translation to governments that see language ...

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  • Author : Katie Egan Cunningham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-09-26
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Getting into Engineering Courses

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  • Author : James Burnett
  • Publisher : Crimson Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-10
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780544668256
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Summary : The New York Times bestseller from the author of How to Invent Everything and To Be or Not To Be Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before. In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you ...