On Oct 8 Thomas Harning wrote: Review of "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta
If you have a curiosity about physics, this is a fun way to sate it. "The Manga Guide to Relativity" by Masafumi Yamamoto, Keita Takatsu, and Hideo Nitta is a beautiful blend of manga, humor and science. Full Review >
On May 28 Nick Zimmerman wrote: Good Read if You Like Manga and Relativity
The Manga Guide To Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto, and Keita Takatsu is a surprisingly good read. I honestly was not expecting much in the way of depth on a scientific subject from a manga, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. If you enjoy manga and science, this is definitely a book you will enjoy reading. Full Review >
On Jan 30 Peter Schott wrote:
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On Jul 26 Ricardo Banffy wrote: An intimidating subject made easy for teens
Physics is an intimidating subject this (comic-)book manages to tackle in a way most teenagers will find easy to understand. More to the point, they will, hopefully, find it fun and compelling too. Full Review >
On Jun 20 David Peach wrote: Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity from No Starch Press
Being a casual student of cosmology, I was excited for the opportunity to read The Manga Guide to Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto and Keita Takatsu. I have read several works explaining relativity and therefore the thought of relativity explained through comic book characters seemed a little far-fetched. My thinking… Full Review >
On Jun 6 Rino Sardon wrote: Book Review: The Manga Guide to Relativity by Hideo Nitta, Masafumi Yamamoto and Keita Takatsu
Many years ago, when I was in Japan for business trips, I would often find myself hanging out in bookshops and browsing technical books. Not that I can read entire Japanese books, but I find them very informative with all the illustrations. Looking at illustrations alone and understanding the descriptions are sometimes enough for me.
When I found The Manga Guide to Relativity, my first reaction was that of skepticism. There is no way they can teach relativity thru Manga. Being a fan of Japanese animation, I gave it a try, just for entertainment value.
I was delightfully surprised that the topic of relativity was seamlessly integrated to a humorous story: Japanese humor + Japanese comic + science = a fun and informative read. Full Review >
On May 31 Leo Marihart wrote: Great for students, maybe not for kids
So you want to learn Special & General Relativity the â€˜easy wayâ€™? By looking at pretty pictures? Okay, hereâ€™s your (Japanese comic) book. Pros: Looks great in iBooks on an iPad. Does what it says in a dense, concise package. The end of chapter sections are great. Cons: None really, but might be too dense for young children.
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