The Manga Guide to the Universe. Copyright © 2011 by Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, and Verte Corp.
The Manga Guide to the Universe is a translation of the Japanese original, Manga de wakaru uchu, published by
Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, © 2008 by Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, and Verte Corp.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Kawabata, Kiyoshi, 1940-
[Manga de wakaru uchu. English]
The manga guide to the universe / by Kiyoshi Kawabata, Kenji Ishikawa, and Verte Corp.
1. Cosmology--Comic books, strips, etc. 2. Graphic novels. I. Ishikawa, Kenji, 1958- II. Verte Corp. III. Title.
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