Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first guide, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, in 1977. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine.
Craig Criddle is a professor of environmental engineering and science at Stanford University and has written numerous scientific papers.
I am a firm believer in acquiring critical knowledge in all possible ways, for no two people learn in the same way. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles Ashbacher
....instead of watching mindless video entertainment, sit up with our children and take turns reading.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. This would not be a waste. Read more
I like the style of the writing. It's a nice book for beginners or "idots" to understand the complicated concept through the beautiful explanations in this book.Published 3 months ago by Santata
CITATION: Gonick, L. & Criddle, C. (2005). The cartoon guide to chemistry. New York: HarperCollins.
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Where were these books when I was a kid? These books are fun to read and easy to understand, Thanks Larry!Published 5 months ago by TRONICS-INSTRUCTOR
The book is really understandable and can be used in helping to visualize certain concepts the graphics are nice and I personally think that it was worth buying.Published 5 months ago by Brandee Valadez
i love this series (got the physics one too). I would let my students read it too (post it on the smart board/slide) and students enjoyed it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. DSOUZA
Like all of Gornick's work he gets to the basics and provides a good visual explination ofconcepts but the book lacks any testing of the subject to insure you understand it.Published 12 months ago by Sam Skousen