Thing Explainer Book by Randall Monroe

May 13, 2015 by Gabe | [mmd] |

I really enjoyed the Randall Monroe book "What If?" and now I get to look forward to his latest work Thing Explainer. I love his approach to story telling through obscure problem statements. Each "answer" is really just a new problem to unpack. Thing Explainer builds on the xkcd comic/blue print "Up Goer Five". I like schematics and blue prints so this will certainly provide hours of nose-to-page enjoyment.

For what it's worth, I also really enjoyed An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments last year. It is also nicely illustrated and thought provoking.