Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words


Super Savings Item! Save 39% on the Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt at SADC Network. MPN: 2724335950882. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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)t


Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
4.6 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews
Condition: New
Availability: In Stock
$24.95
$15.35
You Save: 38%


Quantity:  

 


Product Description & Reviews

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.

Features & Highlights

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Additional Information

Brand:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Manufacturer:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category:
Computers & Technology
Model:
2724335950882
MPN:
2724335950882
Release Date:
2015-11-24
EAN:
9780544668256
Edition:
1st Edition
Part Number:
2724335950882
Genre:
SCIENCE
Author:
Randall Munroe
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date:
2015-11-24
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.8 pounds
Item Size:
0.59 x 13 x 9 inches
Package Weight:
1.79 pounds
Package Size:
9.5 x 0.5 x 13 inches

 


Have questions about this item (2724335950882), or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


ean: 9781119517948, isbn: 111951794X,
Make Excel work for you  Excel 2019 All-In-One For Dummies offers eight books in one!! It is completely updated to reflect the major changes Microsoft is making to Office with the 2019 release. From basic Excel functions, such as creating and editin...

ean: 9780525536512, isbn: 0525536515,
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller''Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value...

ean: 9781119144755, isbn: 1119144752,
Ditch the failed sales tactics, fill your pipeline, and crush your numberFanatical Prospecting gives salespeople, sales leaders, entrepreneurs, and executives a practical, eye-opening guide that clearly explains the why and how behind the most import...

mpn: 27567821, ean: 9781942788331, isbn: 1942788339,
Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.