The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

by Larry Gonick, Craig Criddle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060936778
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Series: Cartoon Guide Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 127,261
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. 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 currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.


Craig Criddle is a professor of environmental engineering and science at Stanford University and has written numerous scientific papers.

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Cartoon Guide to Chemistry 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ElenaEstrada on LibraryThing 30 days ago
This book may be helpful to students who have had a successful introductory class in chemisty. It uses funny pictures to explain basic chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, entropy, reaction stoichiometry, and the history of chemistry. I would recommend it to any high school student who is interested in studying science or is taking a chemistry class. I gave it a low rating because the reader actually has to to have a basic/intermediate understanding of chemistry to be able to understand the book or the jokes. I felt the book could have been written at a lower level in order to capture a high school audience, it appears an AP Chemistry student may enjoy it best
Angela_C on LibraryThing 30 days ago
This book really simplified chemistry, and even made it fun! I really enjoyed reading it. It speaks about how the Periodic Table of Elements are arranged.
Pferdina on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Topics usually covered in a general chemistry or high school chemistry course are explained in this book using friendly characters and a sense of humor. Although the reader will not get too much of any one topic, the most common stumbling places are pointed out and a few worked examples are given (e.g. an acid-base titration problem). The illustrations are black and white drawings in which "critters" representing atoms interact with each other. A kindly wizard guide leads a young female student through the chapters, explaining as he goes. For students looking for another point of view or a stripped-down introduction to basic chemistry, this book might be useful. I found it entertaining and clever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's been years since my last chemistry class and was finding hard to organize my thoughts and make the necessary connections. This easy to read book helped me get my confidence back.