Score: 4.5
From 543 Ratings

Hyperbole and a Half


  • Author: Allie Brosh
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 82663640 Bytes


#1 New York Times Bestseller“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one wholly revised and expanded piece as well as classics from the website like, “The God of Cake,” “Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving,” and her astonishing, “Adventures in Depression,” and “Depression Part Two,” which have been h...

Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings

Every Tool's a Hammer


  • Author: Adam Savage
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Science & Nature
  • File Size: 59391793 Bytes


A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the l...

Thing Explainer
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Thing Explainer


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473620926


Thing Explainer Book Description :

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 rad...

Xkcd
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Xkcd


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Breadpig Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010-08-24
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000066832737


Xkcd Book Description :

Presents personal selections and fan favorites from the online comic....

How To
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

How To


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525537106


How To Book Description :

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers 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 complex, excessive, and inadvisable 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. Bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe explains how to predict the weather by analyzing the pixels of your Facebook photos. He teaches you how to tell if you're a baby boomer or a 90's kid by measuring the radioactivity of your teeth. He offers tips for t...

A Dictionary of the English Language  in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals  and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers     By Samuel Johnson  In Two Volumes  Vol  1    2
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Dictionary of the English Language in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers By Samuel Johnson In Two Volumes Vol 1 2


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  • Release Date : 1777
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  • ISBN 10 : IBNF:CF990987784


A Dictionary of the English Language in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers By Samuel Johnson In Two Volumes Vol 1 2 Book Description :

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What If
Score: 4
From 3,757 Ratings

What If


  • Author : Randall Munroe
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544272996


What If Book Description :

The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing....

Storm in a Teacup  The Physics of Everyday Life
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life


  • Author : Helen Czerski
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-01-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393248975


Storm in a Teacup The Physics of Everyday Life Book Description :

“[Czerski’s] quest to enhance humanity’s everyday scientific literacy is timely and imperative.”—Science Storm in a Teacup is Helen Czerski’s lively, entertaining, and richly informed introduction to the world of physics. Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, or innovative medical testing. She provides answers to vexing questions: How do ducks keep their feet warm when walking on ice? Why does it take so long for ketchup to come out of a bottle? Why does milk, when added to tea, look like billowing storm clouds? In an engaging voice at once warm and wit...

The Great Gatsby
Score: 3.5
From 3,005 Ratings

The Great Gatsby


  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Oberon Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Genre: Drama
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781849435284


The Great Gatsby Book Description :

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. ‘F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby was first published on April 10, 1925. Set on Long Island’s North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922, it is the story of an attractive young man, hopelessly in love, who, having worked so hard to improve himself so he can win back the woman he loves, finds himself in a world where money has replaced humility and despair has replaced hope. For me, the novel is a comment on the values and cynicism of east coast America almost a hundred years ago, a time when a section of society had suddenly become very wealthy and the American Dream was for most, nothing more than the mere pursuit of money.’ Peter Jouc...

Religion Explained
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Religion Explained


  • Author : Pascal Boyer
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465004614


Religion Explained Book Description :

Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from....

Smart People Should Build Things
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Smart People Should Build Things


  • Author : Andrew Yang
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062292056


Smart People Should Build Things Book Description :

Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America, offers a unique solution to our country’s economic and social problems—our smart people should be building things. Smart People Should Build Things offers a stark picture of the current culture and a revolutionary model that will redirect a generation of ambitious young people to the critical job of innovating and building new businesses. As the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, Andrew Yang places top college graduates in start-ups for two years in emerging U.S. cities to generate job growth and train the next generation of entrepreneurs. He knows firsthand how our current view of education is broken. Many college graduates aspire to finance, consulting, law school, grad school, or medical sc...