Kenji Ishikawa is a scientific and technical journalist. He was born in Tokyo in 1958. After graduating from the College of Science at the Tokyo University of Science, he worked as a journalist for a weekly magazine and later became a freelance editor and writer. Besides writing novels and various columns, over the last 20 years, he has also written technical commentaries for general readers and conducted many interviews with leading engineers and researchers. His works cover scientific areas such as electricity, mechanics, aviation, astronomy, devices, materials, chemistry, computers, communication, robotics, and energy.
Kiyoshi Kawabata, PhD, ScD, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, College of Science, at the Tokyo University of Science. Born in the Mie prefecture in 1940, Kawabata graduated from the School of Science, Division of Physics and Astronomy, at Kyoto University in 1964. While working on his doctorate, he studied abroad in the United States and received a PhD in astronomy from Penn State University in 1973. He was also awarded a ScD in astrophysics from Kyoto University. In 1981, he worked as a researcher at Columbia University and then worked for approximately eight years at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. In 1982, he began teaching as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, College of Science, at the Tokyo University of Science, and he became a full professor there in 1990. He specializes in astrophysics, particularly observational cosmology and radiative transfer theory.
The Manga Guide to the Universe is a fun and engaging title.
Where these books absolutely shine is how easy it is to apply the material to things you know so that you can learn it in the stories.
From him they learn the ancient myths about the origin of the universe, as well as the different theories of the geocentric model.
Purchased by school district. Didn't hear any complaints from the teacher (and I would), so assume all's good.Published 2 months ago by CJ Harris
These education books are very nice and are easy to relate with the information in these books. These are great.Published 13 months ago by M G
Since opening this gift, she hasn't put it down and is more engrossed than ever into super science subjects. Thank you!Published 16 months ago by Crystal Blasius
This is a very fun book, filled with facts and interesting explanations on the universe and astronomy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kharan
The storyline is about a school's drama club which is in danger of being shut down. This is because it has had very little participation in the school's extracurricular activities... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tim Seelig
I typically wouldn't sit down and read a book about the universe. Don't get me wrong: I absolutely love reading space new and seeing how technology is helping us learn more about... Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Maikeru
Title: The Manga Guide to the Universe
Authors: Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata and Verte Corp. Read more
Got this for my girlfriend as a Valentines Day gift. Needless to say we definitely got down and nerdy, if you know what I mean.Published on February 19, 2013 by Tristin Atwood
I bought this as a gift for my college age daughter who loves Manga. This book is very interesting, informative, educational and fun! She loves it! Read morePublished on December 15, 2012 by M. Eynon