The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

by Larry Gonick, Craig Criddle
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The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry by Larry Gonick, Craig Criddle

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060936778
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Series: Cartoon Guide Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 98,986
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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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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.