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The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

by Larry Gonick

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Overview

“In Gonick’s work, clever design and illustration make complicated ideas or insights strikingly clear.”
New York Times Book Review

Larry Gonick, master cartoonist, former Harvard instructor, and creator of the New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award-winning Cartoon Guide series now does for calculus what he previously did for science and history: making a complex subject comprehensible, fascinating, and fun through witty text and light-hearted graphics. Gonick’s The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is a refreshingly humorous, remarkably thorough guide to general calculus that, like his earlier Cartoon Guide to Physics and Cartoon History of the Modern World, will prove a boon to students, educators, and eager learners everywhere.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061689093
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Series: Cartoon Guide Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 318,831
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.68(d)

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.

What People are Saying About This

David Mumford

Larry Gonick’s sparkling and inventive drawings make a vivid picture out of every one of the hundreds of formulas that underlie Calculus. Even the jokers in the back row will ace the course with this book.

Persi Diaconis

I always thought that there are no magic tricks that use calculus. Larry Gonick proves me wrong. His book is correct, clear and interesting. It is filled with magical insights into this most beautiful subject.

Lisa Randall

“How do you humanize calculus and bring its equations and concepts to life? Larry Gonick’s clever and delightful answer is to have characters talking, commenting, and joking-all while rigorously teaching equations and concepts and indicating calculus’s utility. It’s a remarkable accomplishment-and a lot of fun.”

Xiao-Li Meng

Gonick is to graphical expositions of advanced materials as Newton or Leibniz is to calculus. The difference is that Gonick has no rival.

Amy Langville

A creative take on an old, and for many, tough subject…Gonick’s cartoons and intelligent humor make it a fun read.

Susan Holmes

It has no mean derivative results about the only derivatives that matter…. A spunky tool-toting heroine called Delta Wye seems the perfect role model for our next generation.

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