9781593272678

The Manga Guide to the Universe

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  • ISBN13:

    9781593272678

  • ISBN10:

    1593272677

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/12/2011
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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Summary

The Manga Guide to the Universe begins with an overview of how ancient cultures thought about and studied the Sun, Moon, and stars, coupled with an overview of important astronomical work by Copernicus, Gallileo, and other seminal astronomers. Kanta explains how our solar system works; how we calculate distance in space; the Big Bang Theory; and theories about the Universe's evolution and cosmic expansion. Readers explore the Milky Way, faraway galaxies, supernovas, quasars, and black holes, as well as the history of space exploration, including the Moon landing, the launch of the International Space Station, and the Hubble Space Telescope--all with the aid of original Manga cartoons.

Author Biography

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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