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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe

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 -- who has ever wondered how things work, thing explainer book why.

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In he left NASA to draw comics on the internet full time, and has since been nominated for a Hugo Award three times. The International Astronomical Union recently named an asteroid after him: Thing explainer book this case, the way these laws were first written over two hundred years ago is beautiful And maybe some of the people who want to be leaders of our country should read these laws and ideas more often.


This set of ten hundred most used words leaves out many other important, beautiful and clear words. I don't know why, for one, it has all the numbers one through ten except for the number after eight.

It would be nice to use other words to explain things, and thing explainer book course thing explainer book the real world that's what we do.

That's not the point.

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In the end, we must remember that sometimes the simplest things are the clearest. Sometimes simpler words are better. And sometimes, a picture is as good as ten hundred words. Buy this book for yourself or others, for gifts, for thing explainer book and for learning.

You won't be sorry and your friends will love it.

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Generally, more complex ideas require more specific words to convey meaning. Remember when you last talked to a two or three year-old and everything with four legs was 'dog,' everything that flew was a 'bird' and every time someone cried they must be 'sad?

The more we grow in experiences and want to convey information with accuracy, the more we need that vocabulary. But specificity does not have to be incomprehensible. For instance, thing explainer book explaining what leukemia was to someone who was just diagnosed with it, I first had to teach about red blood cells, white blood thing explainer book and platelets.


I taught these common terms, so that we all understood what it thing explainer book mean when the nurse says, "your red blood cells are low and you need a transfusion.

But the terms 'cells,' 'transfusion,' 'infection,' 'red,' and 'white' are non-negotiable in learning the concepts related to blood.