Monday, December 15, 2008

graphic novel / manga learning


When I was a kid, I learned a lot from a series of books by Larry Gonick called "The Cartoon Guide to X" where X could be anything from physics or genetics to computers or the history of the universe. The thing about these engaging, fun-to-read books is that they really conveyed the key ideas and unifying themes behind each subject - at least as much as any text could in a single book. These aren't comic books.

Reading the good math/bad math blog (also by a mathie who's been at google for a little bit), I saw this review on The Manga Guide to Statistics. Apparently it's good. A quick search on amazon reveals that there are even more of these manga guides around. If I had kids, I'd probably buy them these books. Very cool!

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