• Caricatures and cartoons

The Cartoon History of the Universe: Volumes 8-13 : from the springtime of China to the fall of Rome


Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Egully.com
ISBN: 9780385420938
Category: Caricatures and cartoons
Page: 305
View: 978
Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve best graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info.

    • History

The Cartoon History of the Universe

From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606226400
Category: History
Page: N.A
View: 1638
A cartoon journey through the history of the universe from the big bang through the rise and fall of civilizations

    • History

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1

From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060760044
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8149
The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up–to–date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an engaging and humorous graphic style, Larry Gonick covers the history, personalities and big topics that have shaped our universe over the past five centuries, including the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the evolution of political, social, economic, and scientific thought, Communism, Fascism, Nazism, the Cold War, Globalization––and much more. Volume I of the Cartoon History of the Modern World picks up from Gonick's award winning Cartoon History of the Universe Series. That series began with the Big Bang and ended with Christopher Columbus sailing for the New World. This book starts off with peoples that Columbus "discovered" and ends with the U.S. Revolution.

    • Business & Economics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

Volume Two: Macroeconomics
Author: Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 1466837950
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 7291
Need to understand today's economy? This is the book for you. The Cartoon Introduction to Economics, Volume Two: Macroeconomics is the most accessible, intelligible, and humorous introduction to unemployment, inflation, and debt you'll ever read. Whereas Volume One: Microeconomics dealt with the optimizing individual, Volume Two: Macroeconomics explains the factors that affect the economy of an entire country, and indeed the planet. It explores the two big concerns of macroeconomics: how economies grow and why economies collapse. It illustrates the basics of the labor market and explains what the GDP is and what it measures, as well as the influence of government, trade, and technology on the economy. Along the way, it covers the economics of global poverty, climate change, and the business cycle. In short, if any of these topics have cropped up in a news story and caused you to wish you grasped the underlying basics, buy this book.

    • Humor

The Cartoon History of the Universe II

Volumes 8-13: From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
ISBN: 1101902566
Category: Humor
Page: 320
View: 2523
Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info. B & W illustrations.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Kokopelli and Company in Attack of the Smart Pies


Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780812627404
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 185
View: 7767
Feather, one of the "New Muses" who provide humans with inspiration, reluctantly aids Kokopelli in aiming giant, self-guided pies at Urania while trying to help an orphan girl find some answers about her family.

    • Science

The Cartoon History of Time


Author: Kate Charlesworth,John Gribbin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486490971
Category: Science
Page: 64
View: 6608
"Junior Chicken and Alexis, the Quantum Cat, explain the extraordinary concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time in terms that "even a chicken can understand." This graphic novel-style treatment teases out the humor in cosmology and quantum physics making it perfect for young readers, while still amusing and enlightening curious folk of all ages"--

    • Science

The Cartoon History of Time


Author: Kate Charlesworth,John Gribbin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486315924
Category: Science
Page: 64
View: 2645
Cartoon characters explain cosmology, quantum physics, and other concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Humorous graphic novel–style treatment, perfect for young readers and curious folk of all ages.

    • Humor

The Cartoon History of the Universe

Volumes 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
ISBN: 1101902558
Category: Humor
Page: 368
View: 7332
An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.

    • Study Aids

Cartoon History of the United States


Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062730983
Category: Study Aids
Page: 400
View: 2246
What? You don't know what a Burgess is? -- You can't outline the Monroe Doctrine? -- Recall the 14th Amendment? -- Explain the difference between a sputnik and a beatnik? Then you need The Cartoon History of the United Statesto fill those gaps. From the first English colonies to the Gulf War and the S&L debacle, Larry Gonick spells it all out from his unique cartoon perspective.

    • Study Aids

Cartoon Guide to Statistics


Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062731025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 240
View: 1120
If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more—all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

    • Fiction

The Last Days of Night


Author: Graham Moore
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812988922
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8882
New York, 1888: When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.

    • History

The Taming of Chance


Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521388849
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 2973
This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Asterios Polyp


Author: David Mazzucchelli
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307377326
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 344
View: 9667
Asterios Polyp, its arrogant, prickly protagonist, is an award-winning architect who's never built an actual building, and a pedant in the midst of a spiritual crisis. After the structure of his own life falls apart, he runs away to try to rebuild it into something new.

    • Mysteries, Religious

The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism


Author: Franz Valery Marie Cumont
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mysteries, Religious
Page: 298
View: 3799

    • Civilization

History of Humanity: From the third millennium to the seventh century B.C.


Author: Sigfried J. de Laet,Ahmad Hasan Dani
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9789231028113
Category: Civilization
Page: 569
View: 8867
The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.

    • History

The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 2

From the Bastille to Baghdad
Author: Larry Gonick
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060760087
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 7929
From celebrated artist Lary Gonick, here is the extraordinary story of the modern world, from the French Revolution to today. More than thirty years ago, master cartoonist and historian Larry Gonick began the epic task of creating a smart, accurate, and entertaining illustrated history of the world. In this, the fifth and final book of this beloved and critically acclaimed series, Gonick finally brings us up to the modern day. The Cartoon History of the Modern World, Part II picks up at the Enlightenment; continues through two and a half centuries of revolution, social and economic innovation, nationalism, colonialism, scientific progress, and the abolition of slavery; and concludes in the early twenty-first century with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Essentially a college-level course in modern world history, with equal attention given to every area of the globe, Gonick's witty and engaging pages bring the past to life and put a brilliant new spin on our world. Whether you are a longtime fan or a first-time reader, this thrilling conclusion of our civilization's monumental story is not to be missed!

    • Business & Economics

Economix

How Our Economy Works (and Doesn't Work), in Words and Pictures
Author: Michael Goodwin
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613123698
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 3787
New York Times bestseller Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter. PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX “Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Economix] brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down.” —MotherJones.com “Flat-out awesome!” —Wired.com “This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues—in this case, economics, history and finance—and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals.” —Miami Herald “After reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before . . . Economix is a book I’m going to buy and give to people.” —Boing Boing “Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —ComicMix.com “Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr’s Economix comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still ‘delicate machine’ that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled.” —BigThink.com “Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel—he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.” — David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine New York Times bestsellers, including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire “Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensible and funny.” — Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power “An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” — John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man “Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here's the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it's relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.” —Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief of Discover magazine “Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy— and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin's Economix and all will become clear. —Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions “Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.” —Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University