Thing Explainer : Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? This book is here to help, with a series of brilliantly and simply annotated blueprints that explain everything from nuclear bombs to ballpoint pens. The author uses line drawings and only the thousand most common words to provide explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is: microwaves, periodic table, helicopter, bridges, solar system. 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? Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone—age 5 to 105—who has ever wondered how things work, and why. Clever, intricate, whimsical.
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