Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Released! 11/24/2015
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
by Randall Munroe
Hardcover

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)
  • th... read more