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A refreshingly humorous but thorough ancillary guide to general chemistry from the author of the bestselling The Cartoon Guide to Physicsand The Cartoon Guide to Genetics.

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry, a collaboration between pre–eminent scientist Professor Craig Criddle of Stanford University and cartoonist Larry Gonick, is a complete and up–to–date course in college level chemistry. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, the book covers both the history and the basics, including early ideas and techniques, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics as chemistry; and much more.

o Ideal for advanced high school students, university students and independent learners.

o o Larry Gonick's bestselling Cartoon Guide series, comprised of eleven books, have sold more than a half a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.

o Teachers, researchers, and students around the world have embraced Larry Gonick's unique ability to make difficult subjects fun, interesting and easy–to–understand while still relaying the essential information in a clear, organized and accurate format. In 2003 Larry Gonick won the Harvey Award for the year's best graphic album of original material for The Cartoon History of the Universe III. The prestigious award, named for Mad pioneer Harvey Kurtzman is considered to be the Oscar of the comic–book world.

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Gonick has been creating comic guides to history, science, and other subjects for over 30 years and is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He and Criddle (environmental engineering and science, Stanford U.) begin their cartoon guide with the history of chemistry and then present information accompanied by humorous illustrations covering subjects that students would learn in a college level chemistry class.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Gonick has been creating comic guides to history, science, and other subjects for over 30 years and is staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He and Criddle (environmental engineering and science, Stanford U.) begin their cartoon guide with the history of chemistry and then present information accompanied by humorous illustrations covering subjects that students would learn in a college level chemistry class. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.

You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!

Synopsis:

In engaging and humorous graphic style, this collaboration between a scientist and a cartoonist covers both the history and the basics, including early ideas and techniques, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics as chemistry, and much more.

About the Author

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain history, science, and other big subjects for more than thirty years, ever since Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reformappeared in 1977. He has been a Knightote to gloom-n-doom-mongering." -- Sunday Times (London)

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code7r, December 8, 2012 (view all comments by code7r)
I love all of Larry Gonick's "Cartoon Guides..." My kids read his books over and over and the information really sticks in their brains. Often I have heard one of them say that they only remembered an answer on a test because of what they read in one of the "Cartoon Guides." I wish that these books were a part of the curriculum in their school system.
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Kashii, September 8, 2006 (view all comments by Kashii)
According to my Experience kids hate chemistry because its very much boaring subject, its an good effort oto bring attention of kids towards chemistry, i appecheriade it ..well done sir...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060936778
Author:
Gonick, Larry
Publisher:
HarperResource
Author:
Criddle, Craig
Author:
by Larry Gonick and Craig Criddle
Location:
New York
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Cartoon Guide To...
Series Volume:
D60
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.64 oz

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"Synopsis" by , If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.

You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!

"Synopsis" by , In engaging and humorous graphic style, this collaboration between a scientist and a cartoonist covers both the history and the basics, including early ideas and techniques, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics as chemistry, and much more.

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