Randall Munroe, writing on the xkcd blog:
Today, I’m excited to announce that I’m publishing a collection of large-format (9″x13″) Up Goer Five-style blueprints. The book is full of detailed diagrams of interesting objects, along with explanations of what all the parts are and how they work.
The titles, labels, and descriptions are all written using only the thousand most common English words. Since this book explains things, I’ve called it Thing Explainer.
I love these schematic drawings. The book will be released before the end of the year, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.