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xkcd guy's new book ("Thing Explainer", Randall Munroe)

PostPosted: October 1st, 2015, 11:45 pm
by Natural ChemE
Thing Explainer: Complicated stuff in simple words, Randall Munroe,
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is available for pre-order, and the author's going on tour soon.

Randall Munroe is perhaps better known as xkcd guy. His web comic is pretty popular, especially with scientists.

It's a beautiful book because it's all about how simple the world truly is when pretentious folks aren't trying to get jollies off by pretending that it's complicated. I haven't seen its contents yet, but knowing xkcd guy, it should be an insightful, fascinating explanation of the world around us in a delightful read filled with fun-but-meaningful illustrations.

More info's available on xkcd guy's blog.

Re: xkcd guy's new book ("Thing Explainer", Randall Munroe)

PostPosted: October 2nd, 2015, 12:33 am
by Natural ChemE
In all seriousness, books like this should really be available in libraries throughout grade schools, including in individual classrooms' book shelves. We'd get a lot of smarter kids.

Re: xkcd guy's new book ("Thing Explainer", Randall Munroe)

PostPosted: October 2nd, 2015, 4:16 am
by Dave_Oblad
Hi Natural ChemE,

Natural ChemE wrote: it's all about how simple the world truly is when pretentious folks aren't trying to get jollies off by pretending that it's complicated.

Truer words are seldom spoken.

Best wishes,
Dave :^)