The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra – Love, karate & mind-bending math in a helpful comic book – #bookreview #in

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra Shin Takahashi, Iroha Inoue, and Trend-Pro Co., Ltd. (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $24.95) Linear algebra is one of the reasons I fled engineering school and became a writer many years ago. Mathematical abstractions and my mind just do not seem to know how to mix. I would … Continue reading The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra – Love, karate & mind-bending math in a helpful comic book – #bookreview #in

To the edge of the cosmos & beyond: The Manga Guide to the Universe – #bookreview

The Manga Guide to the Universe By Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, and Verte Corp. (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $19.95) There was a time long ago, in a decade far, far away, when I really wanted to be an astronomer. It was a time, pre-Sputnik, when some astronomers still thought there might be beings … Continue reading To the edge of the cosmos & beyond: The Manga Guide to the Universe – #bookreview

Can ‘edumanga’ save us from our educational malaise? The Manga Guide to Biochemistry – #bookreview

The Manga Guide to Biochemistry By Masaharu Takemura and Office Sawa, with illustrations by Kikuyaro (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $24.95) Biology and chemistry were never my top subjects, and my chances of becoming a biochemist are less than zero now, in this universe. But even an old dog like me can learn a few biochemistry tricks with … Continue reading Can ‘edumanga’ save us from our educational malaise? The Manga Guide to Biochemistry – #bookreview