Cartoon History of the United States

Cartoon History of the United States Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 9780062730985
Year 1991-08-14
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

The Cartoon Guide to Physics Author
ISBN-10 1888313528
Year 1997
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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"Hands-on workshops teach you about inertia, collisions, acceleration and more. A timeline of history's great scientists show how our understanding of physics unfolded. A-Z or topical glossary-hopping explains unfamiliar terms"--Cover of user guide.

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1 Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 9780060760045
Year 2006-12-26
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up–to–date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization––and much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.

Cartoon Guide to the Environment

Cartoon Guide to the Environment Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 0062732749
Year 1996-03-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Collins Reference
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Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club? Or that the Food Web is an on-line restaurant guide? Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to the Environment to put you on the road to environmental literacy. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment covers the main topics of environmental science: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture, human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion, and global warming—and puts them in the context of ecology, with discussions of population dynamics, thermodynamics, and the behavior of complex systems.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 1435242718
Year 1993
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Paw Prints
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If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 0061689092
Year 2011-12-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 1435245458
Year 2005
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher Paw Prints
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Provides a humorous introduction to the fundamental principles of genetics, including inheritance, mutation, DNA, and gene splicing

Cartoon History of Texas

Cartoon History of Texas Author Evault Boswell
ISBN-10 9781461625520
Year 2000-05-01
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
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Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, the experiences of these men are documented as a tribute to Texas war veterans. Texas Boys in Gray captures, in their own words, the patriotism, the fear, the confusion, the bravery, the terrible wounds, the desperate hunger, the camaraderie, the horrible prison conditions, and the joyful reunions that were all part of that historical time.

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy Author Michael F. Patton
ISBN-10 9781429945226
Year 2015-06-02
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Hill and Wang
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Philosophy like you've never seen it before The latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon—one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life—and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease. Patton's prose, combined with Cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths, imparting the love of wisdom to anyone willing to grab a paddle and join the ride. A rich combination of education and entertainment, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is a must-have book for students and professors alike.

Graphic Novels

Graphic Novels Author D. Aviva Rothschild
ISBN-10 1563080869
Year 1995
Pages 245
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unlimited
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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.

Icons of the American Comic Book From Captain America to Wonder Woman 2 volumes

Icons of the American Comic Book  From Captain America to Wonder Woman  2 volumes Author Randy Duncan
ISBN-10 9780313399244
Year 2013-01-29
Pages 920
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography