Can You Explain That to Me?

thingWhat is a “food heating radio box”? Or a “shared space house”? (A microwave, and the International Space Station, respectively.)

If you’ve ever wondered about things, any things, a fun new book by Randall Munroe called THING EXPLAINER: COMPLICATED STUFF IN SIMPLE WORDS, will give you the answers you’re looking for. Munroe takes everyday objects, and breaks down their purpose into a simple explanation, making even complex concepts easy to understand. You don’t have to be a scientist, and you don’t have to want to know a huge amount about anything in particular.

I picked this book up the moment it first came into the library, and couldn’t stop looking at it. The illustrations are creative, and the ideas are really fun. The best part? This is a non-fiction book for adults that looks like it should be for kids! Have some fun while you read.

Munroe really knows his stuff. A degree in physics, and a former builder of robots for NASA, he can delve into the nitty gritty and pull out the important information. But his new career as a comic illustrator for popular web comics, also assures you this book will be fun.

What do you want to learn about today?

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