Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer
Author : Randall Munroe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2015-11-24
ISBN 10 : 9781473620926
ISBN 13 : 1473620929
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thing Explainer Book Description:

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

Controlled Natural Language
Author : Brian Davis
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 131
Release : 2016-07-11
ISBN 10 : 9783319414980
ISBN 13 : 3319414984
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controlled Natural Language Book Description:

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.

Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 610
Release : 1871
ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWP733
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language
Author : Samuel Johnson
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1882
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112067886199
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of the English Language Book Description:

Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
Author : Charles John Smith
Publisher :
Total Pages : 781
Release : 1910
ISBN 10 : COLUMBIA:1002306557
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synonyms Discriminated Book Description:

Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
Author : Charles John Smith
Publisher :
Total Pages : 610
Release : 1871
ISBN 10 : ONB:+Z225257306
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How To

How To
Author : Randall Munroe
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-09-03
ISBN 10 : 9781473680357
ISBN 13 : 1473680352
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Book Description:

Randall Munroe is . . .'Nerd royalty' Ben Goldacre 'Totally brilliant' Tim Harford 'Laugh-out-loud funny' Bill Gates 'Wonderful' Neil Gaiman AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the million-selling What If? and Thing Explainer For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it. How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole. 'How strange science can fix everyday problems' New Scientist 'A brilliant book: clamber in for a wild ride' Nature

The Animal Doctor

The Animal Doctor
Author : Per Christian Jersild
Publisher :
Total Pages : 267
Release : 1988
ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112119934740
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Animal Doctor Book Description:

Middle-aged Evy Beck, taken on in 1988 as veterinarian at the Mobil Medical-Surgical Institutes, innocently comes into conflict with a bureaucracy whose administrative science and social technology are applied to research animals and humans alike