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A Discovery in Comics

Discovery in Comics


192 Pages, 8 x 8

Formats: PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: September 2013

ISBN 9781561637522

Rights: WOR

NBM Publishing (Sep 2013)

Price: $9.99
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A graphic exploration of scientific thought

Explaining different scientific disciplines in clear, colorful chapters, this illustrated primer is a great way to introduce young readers to a complex topic. In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer visualizes science and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject. Touching a number of topics in various scientific disciplines—including math, chemistry, physics, biology, geology, and quantum theory—this work ponders questions such as Who exclaimed "Eureka" and why? Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church? and What happens when you have your DNA tested? This humorous yet substantive graphic account strips the subject of unnecessary complexity, making it a perfect introduction to exploring scientific concepts.


"De Heer knows her stuff and possesses a charming style."  —Publishers Weekly on Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics

"This is an accessible and fun primer on a topic that too often is considered to be musty and shrouded in academic argot."  —School Library Journal on Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics

"Avoiding a systematic, scholarly overview, de Heer makes philosophical questions lively, quirky, and enduring through her informal approach and lighthearted color drawings."  —Library Journal on Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics

"A great many topics are treated, thanks to the economy of de Heer's visual presentation, and they're all handled very well, thanks to the energy of her drawing style and the vividness of Kohl's coloring. If anything, Science is an even more successful—more attractive and engaging—work than Philosophy."  —Ray Olson, Booklist

"If you find a better, more understandable explanation of the space-time continuum and how the idea is relative to Einstein I would be surprised. . . . Nothing will help the layperson understand the complexity of quantum theory better than the drawings she has created."  —Mark Squirek, New York Journal of Books

Author Biography

Margreet de Heer is a comic artist who collaborated on the online “Comiclopedia” on Her work has been published in a wide range of Dutch newspapers and magazines. She is also the author of Philosophy: A Discovery in Comics and a comic book about religion in her native Dutch.