Randall Munroe has an extremely unique style, a blend of humor and simplicity used to explain extremely complicated things. "There's lots of stuff under the front cover of a car. The biggest thing is usually the fire box which turns the wheels to push the car." In this example, Munroe uses a unique blend of comedy and simplistic language to explain something as complex as a car engine.
The aforementioned unique style of Munroe, a blend of humor and simplicity, is what makes him extremely popular. This amount of uniqueness sets Munroe apart from all other authors, especially ones who write a similar type of genre. The fact that he is set apart from all other similar authors makes his books enjoyable to say the least.
Do you enjoy learning complicated things? Do the meanings of these things allude you? If so, Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe is just the book for you. This book, takes complicated-to-understand things, such as cells, nuclear power plants, and Mars rovers and uses a delightful combination of pictures and easier words to help you understand them.
This book is also one for lovers of humor. Contrary titles, such as "Bags of Water We're All Made of" or "Hand Computer" to explain things such as cells or cell phones creates hilarity in places where it isn't usually found. The juxtaposition of these simple titles and the complicated things they are representing creates for a refreshing new view of extremely interesting and complicated subjects.
I often times wonder how graphite is put into pencils, or how locks function. With this book, I was quickly able to understand things that once confused me greatly. After reading this book, I feel that I have acquired more knowledge than I ever have before. Once you have read this book, I am absolutely sure that you will feel the same way.