Monday, July 29, 2019

Books: "The Cartoon Guide To Biology"

The Cartoon Guide To Biology
By Larry Gonick & Dave Wessner
William Morrow; paperback; $19.99; eBook, $12.99; available July 30

Larry Gonick is a New York Times bestselling author who has created comics explaining history, science, and other subjects for more than forty years. He wrote his first book, Blood from a Stone: A Cartoon Guide to Tax Reform, with Steve Atlas in 1971. Dave Wessner is a Professor of Biology and chair of the Department of Health and Human Values at Davidson College. 

Gonick and Wessner have created an educational and hilarious cartoon guide series, and the latest installment is The Cartoon Guide To Biology, hilariously informatiive handbook to the science of life. 

From the inner workings of the cell, to the magic of gene expression, to the Krebs and Calvin cycles, to sexual and asexual reproduction, this comic textbook uses simple, clear, and witty illustrations to make biology's most complex concepts understandable and entertaining.

Whether you are peering into the microscope for the first time or brushing up after decades of de-evolution, this book has science lovers of all ages and educations covered.

The Cartoon Guide To Biology can be used as a supplementary textbook in the classroom, and essential as a study guide and educational diversion. It is an invaluable resource for anybody studying biology in the upcoming school year and beyond.

It also is quite a fun read!

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