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The Cartoon Guide to Biology

by Larry Gonick, David Wessner

On Sale: 07/30/2019

Price: $19.99

The Cartoon Guide to Biology

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The Cartoon Guide to Biology

by Larry Gonick, David Wessner

On Sale: 07/30/2019

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Price: $19.99

About the Book

This is a modern biology text in a cartoon format from bestselling author Larry Gonick and Dave Wessner, professor of biology at Davidson College.

Beginning with an account of life’s essential organic chemistry, cell structure, and energy, it goes on to describe how life extracts useful energy from food (cellular respiration and fermentation), how plants and other producers make that food from air, water, and sunlight (photosynthesis), and how DNA stores information to create genetics, gene regulation, and reproduction.

The narrative then goes macro to show how interactions between these mechanisms and their environment lead to an immense variety of multicellular organisms with complex organ systems.

Finally, the text explores the systems of species, ecosystems, energy flows and chemical cycles—and what happens when biological systems are disrupted.

Critical Praise

“An enjoyable, immersive experience. ... Deliver[s] the goods. ... Hard to resist.” - Comics Grinder

“If only school science books were like The Cartoon Guide to Biology, at least a little, maybe science and students would come together and engage more often.” - ComicBookBin

“An invaluable resource.” - Brooklyn Digest

“A hilarious and informative cartoon guide to all things biology. ... An excellent resource.” - Midwest Book Review

“A hilarious romp through chemistry and biology. ... The quirky cartoons and anthropomorphism not only produce a laugh but do make these complex concepts a little easier to grasp. ... A fun way to learn the science of life.” - New York Journal of Books

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062398659
  • ISBN 10: 0062398652
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/30/2019
  • Trimsize: 7.375 in (w) x 9.250 in (h) x 0.879 in (d)
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: $19.99
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  • BISAC2 : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Reference
  • BISAC3 : STUDY AIDS / Study Guides