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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 : 1473637317
ISBN 13 : 9781473637313

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 ('blueprint..


Thing Explainer

ISBN 10 : 1473620910
ISBN 13 : 9781473620919

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 ('blueprint..


Thing Explainer

ISBN 10 : 9781473620926
ISBN 13 : 1473620929

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 ('blueprint..


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..


Asapscience

ISBN 10 : 9781476756226
ISBN 13 : 1476756228

"In their first-ever book, Mitchell Moffit and Greg Brown, the [guys] behind the wildly popular YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE, answer your burning questions, explaining the true scie..


What If

ISBN 10 : 9780544272996
ISBN 13 : 0544272994

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fue..


Xkcd

ISBN 10 : 0615314465
ISBN 13 : 9780615314464

Presents personal selections and fan favorites from the online comic...


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