A few months ago, I bought the XKCD poster of “Up Goer Five“, which seeks to explain the Saturn V using only the thousand most common words in the English language. It’s harder than it sounds, but the result is rather lovely. So I hung it up in my kids’ playroom so they’d be constantly exposed to it. 😉 But what if more was explained in this way? Well, Munroe is about to answer that question for us. His new large-format book “Thing Explainer” will be a coffee-table sized book full of these sorts of blueprints, and I’m quite excited about it! It will be coming out November 24, 2015, and you can pre-order it from many booksellers; just follow the “Thing Explainer” link for details.
And of course, here’s the poster that started it (which you can still buy for your wall):