thing explainer

Book Title : Thing Explainer
Author : Randall Munroe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2015-11-24
Pages : 64
ISBN : 9781473620926
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Controlled Natural Language
Author : Brian Davis
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2016-07-11
Pages : 131
ISBN : 9783319414980
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Author :
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 1987
Pages : 1008
ISBN : 0805801669
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Johnson and Walker s Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language
Author : Samuel Johnson
Publisher :
Release Date : 1862
Pages : 1026
ISBN : UCAL:B3267342
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Book Title : Encyclopaedia Londinensis Or Universal Dictionary of Arts Sciences and Literature
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 1810
Pages :
ISBN : MINN:31951002025920I
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Book Title : Encyclopaedia Londinensis
Author : John Wilkes
Publisher :
Release Date : 1810
Pages :
ISBN : UOM:39015068387664
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Book Title : How To
Author : Randall Munroe
Publisher : Riverhead Books
Release Date : 2019-09-03
Pages : 320
ISBN : 0525537090
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers 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 90's kid 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 the 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 vapor, 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?, Munroe 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.

Book Title : Synonyms Discriminated
Author : Charles John Smith
Publisher :
Release Date : 1871
Pages : 610
ISBN : IBNF:CF005693691
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : A Dictionary of the English Language
Author : Samuel Johnson
Publisher :
Release Date : 1827
Pages :
ISBN : BML:37001102503039
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Book Title : What If
Author : Randall Munroe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release Date : 2014-09-04
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9781848549593
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER From the creator of the wildly popular xkcd.com, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Millions visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. Fans ask him a lot of strange questions: How fast can you hit a speed bump, driving, and live? When (if ever) did the sun go down on the British Empire? When will Facebook contain more profiles of dead people than living? How many humans would a T Rex rampaging through New York need to eat a day? In pursuit of answers, Munroe runs computer simulations, pores over stacks of declassified military research memos, solves differential equations and consults nuclear reactor operators. His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity, complemented by comics. They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind, or at least a really big explosion.