The Manga Guide to the Universe

The Manga Guide to the Universe

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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: Discoveries made by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Hubble, and other seminal astronomers Theories of the universe s origins, evolution, and geometry The ways you can measure and observe heavenly bodies with different telescopes, and how astronomers calculate distances in space Stellar classifications and how the temperature, size, and magnitude of a star are related Cosmic background radiation, what the WMAP satellite discovered, and scientists predicti
Publisher: Tokyo : Ohmsha, c2011.
ISBN: 9781593272678
1593272677
Characteristics: xiv, 239 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ishikawa, Kenji 1958-
Verte Corp

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rlo2522
Nov 04, 2018

A very good astronomy and astrophysics book for junior high and high school students. The manga really grabs the reader's interest, slowly easing the reader into astronomy. The manga covers the basic concepts; however, the (more advanced) details are explained via textbook-style paragraphs. The textbook-style parts are engaging and lively though, and are appropriate for grade 11 - 1st-year university. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of depth in the cosmology sections - Friedmann equation, Robertson-Walker metric, density fluctuations in the early universe, etc. Overall, this is an exciting guide for people new to astronomy. (And it's in manga form!)

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Kurisutaru
Jul 18, 2012

good book.

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pansage1123
Dec 09, 2010

i never knew there manga guide books?!

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Nov 04, 2018

rlo2522 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Jan 19, 2017

Red_Cat_41 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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