The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry
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The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

By (author) Larry Gonick , By (author) Craig Criddle

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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!

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • 07 Jul 2005
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York
  • English
  • 0060936770
  • 9780060936778
  • 14,162

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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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