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Thing Explainer

Thing Explainer
Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

by Randall Munroe

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1473620929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
5th International Workshop, CNL 2016, Aberdeen, UK, July 25-27, 2016, Proceedings

by Brian Davis,Gordon J. Pace,Adam Wyner

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-07-11
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 3319414984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.]

A Dictionary of the English Language; in which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations ... Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar. By Samuel Johnson ... Whith Numerous Corrections, and with the Addition of Several Thousand Words ... by the Rev. H.J. Todd ... In Four Volumes. Vol. 1. [-4.]
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1818
  • Pages : 933
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning, and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Program of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
16-18 July 1987, Seattle, Washington

by Cognitive Science Society (U.S.). Conference,Cognitive Science Society

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 1003
  • ISBN : 9780805801668
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Johnson and Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

Johnson and Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language
A Book

by Samuel Johnson,John Walker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1862
  • Pages : 1026
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language, with Descriptions of Their Various Shades of Meaning, and Illustrations of Their Usages and Specialities

by Charles John Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 610
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tentative Course of Study in the Language Arts of Indiana Schools

Tentative Course of Study in the Language Arts of Indiana Schools
Kindergarten and Grades One to Six

by Indiana. Department of Public Instruction

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1931
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new dictionary of the English and Dutch language [by D. Bomhoff].

A new dictionary of the English and Dutch language [by D. Bomhoff].
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by Derk Bomhoff

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How To

How To
Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems from Randall Munroe of xkcd

by Randall Munroe

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-09-03
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1473680352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Per Christian Jersild

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Assignment of Work by Months for Rural and Elementary Schools, 1928-1929

Assignment of Work by Months for Rural and Elementary Schools, 1928-1929
A Book

by Kansas. State Board of Education

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1928
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Upanishads: Katha, Iśa, Kena, and Mundaka

The Upanishads: Katha, Iśa, Kena, and Mundaka
A Book

by Swami Nikhilananda

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1949
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Upanishads: Katha, Ísa, Kena, and Mundaka

The Upanishads: Katha, Ísa, Kena, and Mundaka
A Book

by Swami Nikhilananda

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1949
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Upanishads

The Upanishads
A Book

by Swami Nikhilananda

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1957
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language
In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers

by Samuel Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1850
  • Pages : 1369
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ABAC - CORP

ABAC - CORP
11

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Neuman, Baretti and Seoane's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages

Neuman, Baretti and Seoane's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages
Wherein the Words are Correctly Explained, Agreeably to Their Different Meanings and a Great Variety of Terms Relating to the Arts, Sciences, Merchandise, Navigation, and Trade, Elucidated

by Henry Neuman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 590
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Synonyms Discriminated

Synonyms Discriminated
A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Language, Illustrated with Quotations from Standard Writers

by Charles John Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 781
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Political Means and Social Ends

On Political Means and Social Ends
A Book

by Ted Honderich

  • Publisher : Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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GBS_insertPreviewButtonPopup('ISBN:9780748618408); The moral and political arguments, judgements and commitments of Britain's outstanding radical philosopher. What society ought we to have, and what can we do to try to get it? This book sets out to answer these questions beginning with a new essay on the foundation of a liberalism of means and ends, John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. It goes on to consider the culmination of liberal thinking in John Rawls' A Theory of Justice. It argues that liberalism is good intentions not carried forward into rational commitment. Conservatism, in its past and its present guises, is also made clear in its reality. So too is the leftism of the past, including G. A. Cohen's attempt to save Karl Marx's theory of history. Both are discarded. The book argues for another political and social morality - the generosity and fellow-feeling of the Principle of Humanity. It is a consequentialist rather than a mysterious morality, and its essential idea is that we should take rational steps to rescue the badly-off from lives of wretchedness and other distress. This is the commitment that led to Ted Honderich's human and passionate response to 9/11, After the Terror - the most controversial book of serious philosophy published in Britain since A. J. Ayer's Language, Truth and Logic in 1936. A further chapter considers hierarchic democracy - the democracy we have as distinct from the democracy we think we have - and the necessity of mass civil disobedience. The book ends with an essay that adds to the thinking of After the Terror, particularly on the moral right of the Palestinians to their resistance.