Thing Explainer

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.

Author: Randall Munroe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473620929

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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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.

Controlled Natural Language

In general, however, Thing Explainer and its language seem to be a huge
success, and this success might yield ... Alderman, N.: Thing explainer:
complicated stuff in simple words by Randall Munroe — funny, precise and
beautifully designed, ...

Author: Brian Davis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319414984

Category: Computers

Page: 131

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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.

Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

The things added must be represented as a non - circular " estructure , " that is ,
as a set of " e - nodes " or simple explanations , each of which has one or more "
explainers " and a single " explanandum " ( the thing explained or implied ) .

Author: Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805801668

Category: Psychology

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Metaphysics of the Upanishads Vicharsagar

Here what explains is termed the explainer , · and that which is fit to be so
explained is called the thing explained . ' Then again , between the qualified
person ' and theʻresult ' ( Phala ) is a relation characterised as a condition of
obtainable ...

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The Romance of Reason

by sense experience in experiment , is the only way of obtaining truth about the
things of the world.2 Materialism , as a ... something which transcends the
particular materiality of the thing explained -and the explainer and explainee , as
well .

Author: Montague Brown

Publisher: St Bede's Publications

ISBN: 9780932506962

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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A study of reason, as an invitation to explore and discover a new life of meaning, The Romance of Reason is an attempt to put the philosophical basis of Aquinas' thinking into nontechnical language and make it accessible to the general reader.

Synonyms Discriminated

Explanation, however, depends as much on the mind and views of the explainer
as upon the thing explained. A subject could only be elucidated or illustrated in
one way, but it might be explained in different and even contra- riant ways, ...

Author: Charles John Smith

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Synonyms Discriminated

... was a common and received doctrine as much on the mind and views of the
among the Jews that for some sins a man explainer as upon the thing explained .
was pardoned presently upon his repentance ; A subject could only be
elucidated ...

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A Dictionary of the English Language in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations Together with a History of the Language and an English Grammar By Samuel Johnson Whith Numerous Corrections and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words by the Rev H J Todd In Four Volumes Vol 1 4

All fitness lies in a particular commensuration , or proportion of one thing to
another . South . T. COMMENT . v . n . [ commentor , Lat . ] 1. To annotate ; to
write notes upon an author ; to expound ; to explain : with upon before the thing
explained ...

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Synonyms Discriminated A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities etc

All things that die or expire are not living things , for to die is used analocously .
ag - to let a secret die within the breast , ” and ... Explanation , however , depends
as much on the mind and views of the explainer as upon the thing explained .

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A Dictionary of the English Language

ation of the memory of any thing . poets , proceeded to comment on him , and
illustrate One who holds a living in ... com parts , conceiving it to consist in a
comely com that writes comments ; an explainer ; an mending the days of their
youth ...

Author: Samuel Johnson

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ABAC CORP

Intercourse ; exchange of one thing for right to property - - namely , as being
official , imply . ing and demanding the performance of commensuchurch ... Pope
. mart town , reciteth both the people with whom upon before the thing explained )
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A Dictionary of the English Language

Intercourse ; exchange of one thing for church's universal practice , the best
commentary. another ; interchange of anything ... O'er a learn'd unintelligible
place . mart town , reciteth both the people with whom upon before the thing
explained ) .

Author: Robert Gordon Latham

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The Bible explainer or A dictionary of the names countries c as contained in the Old and New Testaments an explanation of many difficult portions of the Bible also a comprehensive concordance of passages of Scripture most referred to c

unto them ; " and on the other hand , taught originally ; or which Christ so little
ambitious was the latter to be had not already taught them : he at the head of a
party , that no en shall teach you all things . – ( 9 . ) That treaties of the apostle
could ...

Author: William Nicholson (of Halifax.)

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A complete dictionary of the English language

Capable of being explained . Trial of any thing , something done EXPLAINER ,
éks - plå'ne - úr , f , Exin order to discover an uncertain or positor , interpreter ,
commenta . unknown effe & t . tor . TO EXPERIMENT , éks - per ' - y - mėnt .

Author: Thomas Sheridan

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Explanameet every point and obviate the netion , however , depends as much on
the mind and views of the explainer cessity of supplement . EXPLANATORY is ,
on the other hand , as upon the thing explained . A subject could only be ...

Author: Charles John Smith

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Post graduate

... written some of these things , understand their own views so that they can
make them plain to others . There is nothing more amusing in the scientific world ,
than the attempt to explain a thing which the explainer does not understand
himself ...

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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute Or Philosophical Society of Great Britain

explainer We ha things in ensations ; ans appropriat really be fibres which , if
excited separately , would give rise to the ... We have to explain for one thing - if
we can explain it - how it is that the nerve fibres of these three sets respectively
are ...

Author: Victoria Institute (Great Britain)

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Each volume includes list of members, and "objects of the institute" (except v. 31, which has no list of members). Beginning with v. 12, a list of the papers contained in preceding volumes is issued regularly with each volume.