thing explainer


No.ISBN : 9781473620926
Author : Randall Munroe
Genre : Science
Publisher : Hachette UK
Copyright Year : 2015-11-24
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DESCRIPTION : 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 don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we 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 many, 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.


No.ISBN : 9783319414980
Author : Brian Davis
Genre : Computers
Publisher : Springer
Copyright Year : 2016-07-11
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DESCRIPTION : 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; and from more theoretical results to interfaces, reasoning engines and real-life applications of CNLs.


No.ISBN : 0805801669
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Publisher : Psychology Press
Copyright Year : 1987
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No.ISBN : UCAL:B3267342
Author : Samuel Johnson
Genre : English language
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1862
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No.ISBN : 9781473680357
Author : Randall Munroe
Genre : Science
Publisher : Hachette UK
Copyright Year : 2019-09-03
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DESCRIPTION : The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a millennial by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for taking a selfie with a telescope, crossing a river by boiling it, and getting to your appointments on time by destroying the moon. And if you want to get rid of this book once you're done with it, he walks you through your options for proper disposal, including dissolving it in the ocean, converting it to a vapour, using tectonic plates to subduct it into the Earth's mantle, or launching it into the sun. By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, he invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.


No.ISBN : OXFORD:600046992
Author : Encyclopaedia Perthensis
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Copyright Year : 1807
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No.ISBN : MINN:31951002025920I
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Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Copyright Year : 1810
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No.ISBN : IBNF:CF005693691
Author : Charles John Smith
Genre : English language
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1871
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No.ISBN : BML:37001102503039
Author : Samuel Johnson
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Copyright Year : 1827
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No.ISBN : ONB:+Z171413403
Author : Robert Gordon Latham
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Copyright Year : 1876
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