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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words



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…

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..


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..


Stuff Matters

ISBN 10 : 9780544236042
ISBN 13 : 0544236041

A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elasti..


Asapscience

ISBN 10 : 9781476756219
ISBN 13 : 147675621X

The creators of the YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE delve into biology, chemistry, physics, and other hard sciences to offer entertaining and accessible answers to questions on common ..