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Thing Explainer Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
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    Category Type
    Self Help
    ISBN
    0544668251
    Item EAN
    2724328612483
    People
    Author
    Randall Munroe
    People
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Category Type
    Self Help
    ISBN
    0544668251
    Item EAN
    2724328612483
    People
    Author
    Randall Munroe
    People
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Languages and countries
    Book Language
    English
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    Description:

    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

    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.
 

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