Manga guide by No Starch Press

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Manga guide by No Starch Press

tammikuu 7, 2012, 8:32 pm

I just found out that No Starch Press has released an English edition of the popular Japanese manga guides. This includes a guide for calculus, biochemistry, physics, databases, electricity, linear algebra, molecular biology, relativity, statistics, and the universe.

What do you guys think? I'm surprised and don't know what to think.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 8, 2012, 2:34 am

As someone who loves science and math (and manga, obvs.) I'm mildly amused. The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra? haha, what a tickle to my funny bone.

Some of them can be browsed on Amazon through the 'Look Inside' feature. These seem to be aimed to an older audience based on reviews people have left, though I really can't imagine that based on the pages I viewed.

tammikuu 20, 2012, 7:20 pm

>2 macsbrains:
cool, I did not know you could view it on amazon. I'll have to check it out. It would be interesting to be able to read a copy of one of the books and see to see what it's like and if you actually learn something.

macsbrains, define "older audience" please, lol

tammikuu 20, 2012, 7:48 pm

I have read the one for Databases. It was first year Computer Science stuff, but I think it was clear in its explanation.
I thought Databases was a very easy course, but someone at another university thought it was very difficult, so he got the manga guide (and passed the course which he was already doing for the 3rd time or something). It was explained in the manga guide the way it was explained to me by the teacher.
I don't know about the other guides, but I think the Databases one was suitable for people using it to pass their (basic) class.

tammikuu 20, 2012, 10:02 pm

>3 novelandmangacrazy: "older audience" meaning for someone in college/university. From looking at the previews, it seems to me like what #4 said.

helmikuu 12, 2012, 7:21 pm

good to know thanks. I wish my library would have some. It would be interesting to read one.

toukokuu 20, 2022, 7:47 pm

hows 2012

toukokuu 20, 2022, 10:34 pm

>7 cheesesticks: The conversation was better than in threads started ten years later.

What do you think of manga guides? I'm just now learning they exist.

toukokuu 21, 2022, 9:49 am

manga guides help you read the book right?

toukokuu 21, 2022, 12:39 pm

>9 cheesesticks: Maybe some do? The works brought up in this thread look like fictionalized textbooks in manga style.

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake Times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.

In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor).

toukokuu 21, 2022, 4:01 pm


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