Becom Co. Ltd.

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology (No Starch)
by Masaharu Takemura, Sakura, Becom Co. Ltd.
August 2009
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

The Manga Guide to Calculus The Manga Guide to Calculus (No Starch)
by Hiroyuki Kojima, Shin Togami, Becom Co. Ltd.
August 2009
Print: $19.95
Ebook: $15.95

"The book is a great introductory molecular biology text book explained through a manga-style narrative."
--Charlie Schick, Life Blog

"A single tortured cry will escape the lips of every thirtysomething biochem major who sees this book: “Why, oh why couldn’t this have been written when I was in college?”"
--Michelle Kerns, Examiner

"I have got to say, I am quite impressed with The Manga Guide to Calculus. As the title suggests, it is an introduction into the ideas of differential and integral calculus through the use of manga and a story line. The book fulfills on this goal and then some."
--Geoff Hotchkiss, Math + CS = 11

"This book is designed to be a text book– meaning it gives examples, theory and exercises– yet it surprised me to also be a bit of a page turner."
--Amber, Davenport Public Library

"The Manga Guide to Calculus. WHAT? Of course I had to read more -- and it's amazing!"
--Ann G., The Seattle PI Reader Blogs

"As a Calculus textbook, it's very entertaining."
--evermore, Electric Sista Hood

"To be honest I actually loved this book; I think the concept of the Manga Guides series is a fantastic way of breaking down some of the barriers to learning and making the content accessible to all!"
--Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom

"...a great introduction into the field and an enjoyable read."
--Geoff Hotchkiss, Computer Science House

"This is a well written text that wraps an interesting story around the scholarly quest for understanding and may be recommended for inquisitive young minds. "
--John A. Wass, Scientific Computing

"The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology makes it possible for a 10-year-old to develop a decent working knowledge of a subject that sends most college students running for the hills."
--Brian Dunning, Skepticblog

" was a fun and entertaining journey through elementary molecular biology, with lots of cartoons, and even some explanations of modern day science that is making waves, like knockout animals, stem cell research, and gene therapy. "
--Scicurious, Neurotopia

"This is a fascinating and illustrative guide to a field which has implications to all of us biologists and laymen alike. "
--Ira Laefsky,

"I never took calculus in high school or college, yet I was able to get through the Guide and come out at the end with a pretty fair understanding of it. Moreover, I actually enjoyed the learning journey!"
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad

"The book is primarily for those who want to understand calculus, especially where some prior exposure has been a bad experience. However, anyone interested in technical communication—regardless of the subject—should find this guide a great source of ideas. "
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"An excellent, calculus-savvy and user-friendly guide for any student needing to brush up on their calculus, whether tackling a course for the first time or seeking a refresher. "
--Diane Donovan, Wisconsin Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review

"Apart from being a marvellous introduction to molecular biology this Manga guide is a great example of how graphics can be used to explain complex scientific concepts. "
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"I enjoyed this book on two different levels. I needed a refresher in molecular biology...I needed the manga tale also, to remind me how small our planet is getting and how transnational science, culture and education are today."
--Jack Woehr, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk

"The ability to go back and forth between the non-traditional manga themed lesson and the regular text book style is very helpful for all readers. "

"[T]he basic concepts are presented in such a manner as to make them stick in the reader's mind. "
--Nancy Gail, Blogcritics

"If you’re in class and need a little help or inspiration in learning a particularly dry molecular biology subject, or if you know someone who do, check out the Manga Guide to Molecular Biology."
--Alex Santoso, Neatorama