• The Manga Guide™ to the Universe

Kenji Ishikawa / Kiyoshi Kawabata

The Manga Guide™ to the Universe

Dezember 2011, 263 Seiten, Broschur
No Starch Press
ISBN Print: 978-1-59327-267-8

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Explore our solar system, the milky way, and faraway galaxies with your intrepid heroines, gloria, kanna, and yamane, in The Manga Guide™ to the Universe. Together, you´ll search out the Universe´s greatest mysteries: dark matter, cosmic expansion, and the big bang itself.

As you rocket across the night sky, you´ll learn all about modern astrophysics and astronomy, as well as the classical findings and theories on which they´re built. You´ll even learn why some scientists believe finding extrateresstrial life is inevitable!

You´ll also learn about:

- Theories of the universe´s origins, evolution, and geometry

- Ways to measure and observe heavenly bodies, and how astronomers calculate distances in space

- Discoveries by Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Hubble, and other astronomers

- How a star´s temperature, size, and magnitude are related

- The mystery of cosmic background radiation and scientists´ exciting predictions for the future of the universe

So dust off your flight suit and take a fantastic voyage through the cosmos in The Manga Guide to the Universe.



  • • College and high school students
    • Parents, teachers, engineers, scientists, and amateur astronomers
    • Public and school libraries


Kenji Ishikawa is a scientific and technical journalist. He was born in Tokyo in 1958. After graduating from the College of Science at the Tokyo University of Science, he worked as a journalist for a weekly magazine and later become a freelance editor and writer. Besides writing novels and various columns, over the last 20 years, he has written technical commentaries for general readers and conducted many interviews with leading engineers and researchers. His works cover scientific areas such as electricity, mechanics, aviation, astronomy, devices, materials, chemistry, computers, communication, robotics, and energy.

Kiyoshi Kawabata, PhD, ScD, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, College of Science, at the Tokyo University of Science. Born in the Mie prefecture in 1940, Kawabata graduated from the School of Science, Division Physics and Astronomy, at Kyoto University in 1964. While working on his doctorate, he studied abroad in the United States and received a PhD in astronomy from Penn State University in 1973. He was also awarded a ScD in astrophysics from Kyoto University. In 1981, he worked as a researcher at Columbia University and then worked for approximately eight years at NASA´s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. In 1982, he began teaching as an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, College of Science, at the Tokyo University of Science, and he became a full professor there in 1990. He specializes in astrophysics, particularly observational cosmology and radiative transfer theory.

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