Join Kanna, Kanta, Yamane, and Gloria in The Manga Guide to the Universe as they explore our solar system, the Milky Way, and faraway galaxies in search of the universe’s greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the Big Bang itself.
As you rocket across the night sky, you’ll become acquainted with modern astronomy and astrophysics, as well as the classical discoveries and theories on which they’re built. You’ll even learn why some scientists believe finding extraterrestrial life is inevitable!
You’ll also learn about:
So dust off your flight suit and take a fantastic voyage through the cosmos in The Manga Guide to the Universe.
About the Author
Kenji Ishikawa is a scientific and technical journalist. He was born in Tokyo in 1958. After graduating from the Faculty of Science at the Tokyo University of Science, he worked as a journalist and later as a freelance editor and writer. Besides writing novels and various columns, he has written technical commentaries for general readers and conducted numerous interviews with leading engineers and researchers.
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"The series is consistently good. A great way to introduce kids to the wonder and vastness of the cosmos."
"How this fiction and the science of astronomy are interwoven is the genius of this presentation...The series consistently does this juggling act well, in each instance giving readers the equivalent of team teaching."
"The Manga Guide to the Universe does an excellent job of addressing some of the biggest science questions out there, exploring both the history of cosmology and the main riddles that still challenge physicists today."
"The latest volume in the Manga Guide series tackles the biggest subject yet. The result is the best Manga Guide so far."
"Of all the books in the Manga Guide series, this one has to be my favorite."
"The very best of the manga guide series so far!"
"One of the best yet in the series (which is saying a lot)."
"All teachers should be aware of this series of books, and if it's their subject, they should keep a couple copies to lend out (or make it required reading). It's that helpful!"
"The universe is a fascinating place, that inspires awe and wonder. And while The Manga Guide to the Universe does its best to explain it all, it never loses that wonder."
"You don't have to be a media-distracted, reading-resistant kid to enjoy, be challenged by, and learn from The Manga Guide to the Universe. Books like this can reach, teach and entertain students and casual readers of almost all ages."