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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words



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…

Thing Explainer

ISBN 10 : 9780544668607
ISBN 13 : 054466860X

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 dr..


Controlled Natural Language

ISBN 10 : 9783319414980
ISBN 13 : 3319414984

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 pr..


Design User Experience And Usability Theory Methodology And Management

ISBN 10 : 9783319586342
ISBN 13 : 3319586343

The three-volume set LNCS 10288, 10289, and 10290 constitutes the proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2017, held as part..


American Studies

ISBN 10 : 9780520296794
ISBN 13 : 0520296796

-American Studies has long been a welcoming home for adventurous intellectuals. Whether blurring disciplines or fighting for social justice, students of the field have generated ne..


Disciplinary And Content Literacy For Today S Adolescents Sixth Edition

ISBN 10 : 9781462530090
ISBN 13 : 1462530095

Well established as a clear, comprehensive course text in five prior editions, this book has now been extensively revised, with a focus on disciplinary literacy. It offers a resear..