Cartoon History of the United States

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062730983

Category: Study Aids

Page: 400

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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 History of the Universe

From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606226400

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A cartoon journey through the history of the universe from the big bang through the rise and fall of civilizations

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060760044

Category: History

Page: 272

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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 Statistics

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062731025

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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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!

Cartoon History of Texas

Author: Evault Boswell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 1461625521

Category: History

Page: 275

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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 History of Time

Author: Kate Charlesworth,John Gribbin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486490971

Category: Science

Page: 64

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"Junior Chicken and Alexis, the Quantum Cat, explain the extraordinary concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time in terms that "even a chicken can understand." This graphic novel-style treatment teases out the humor in cosmology and quantum physics making it perfect for young readers, while still amusing and enlightening curious folk of all ages"--

The Cartoon History of Time

Author: Kate Charlesworth,John Gribbin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486315924

Category: Science

Page: 64

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Cartoon characters explain cosmology, quantum physics, and other concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Humorous graphic novel–style treatment, perfect for young readers and curious folk of all ages.

The Cartoon History of the Universe

Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Crown/Archetype

ISBN: 1101902558

Category: Humor

Page: 368

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated

Author: Kenneth Hite,Shepherd Hendrix

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110106028X

Category: History

Page: 208

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History comes alive! Presented in a high-impact, graphic novel format, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated is a visually exciting and easy-to- understand alternative to boring textbooks. Innovative design and lively illustrations transport readers back in time to witness these events and more: *The changing lives of the Native Americans *The abolishment of slavery *The achievement of suffrage *The scandals, wars, and assassinations of the twentieth century *America's famous and infamous historical figures

Cartoon Guide to Genetics

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062730992

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

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Have you ever asked yourself: Are spliced genes the same as mended Levis? Watson and Crick? Aren't they a team of British detectives? Plant sex? Can they do that? Is Genetic Mutation the name of one of those heavy metal bands? Asparagine? Which of the four food groups is that in? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Genetics to explain the important concepts of classical and modern genetics—it's not only educational, it's funny too!

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780061689093

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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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 Chemistry

Author: Larry Gonick,Craig Criddle

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060936770

Category: Science

Page: 256

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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!

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2

From the Bastille to Baghdad

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060760087

Category: History

Page: 272

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From celebrated artist Lary Gonick, here is the extraordinary story of the modern world, from the French Revolution to today. More than thirty years ago, master cartoonist and historian Larry Gonick began the epic task of creating a smart, accurate, and entertaining illustrated history of the world. In this, the fifth and final book of this beloved and critically acclaimed series, Gonick finally brings us up to the modern day. The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part II picks up at the Enlightenment; continues through two and a half centuries of revolution, social and economic innovation, nationalism, colonialism, scientific progress, and the abolition of slavery; and concludes in the early twenty-first century with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Essentially a college-level course in modern world history, with equal attention given to every area of the globe, Gonick's witty and engaging pages bring the past to life and put a brilliant new spin on our world. Whether you are a longtime fan or a first-time reader, this thrilling conclusion of our civilization's monumental story is not to be missed!

Comic Book Century

The History of American Comic Books

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822566540

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1935

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Uses newspaper articles, historical overviews, and personal interviews to explain the history of American comic books and graphic novels.

Cartoon Guide to the Environment

Author: Larry Gonick

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062732743

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

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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 Introduction to Philosophy

Author: Michael F. Patton,Kevin Cannon

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809033623

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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"An illustrated introduction to the major subjects of Western philosophy, guided by Heraclitus"--