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Book Title: Science: A Discovery in Comics|
The author of the book: Margreet de Heer
Edition: NBM Publishing
Date of issue: September 1st 2013
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ISBN 13: 9781561637508
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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 and ponders questions such as Who exclaimed "Eureka" and why? What is the Philosopher's Stone? 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.
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Read information about the authorMargreet de Heer lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with her husband Yiri T. Kohl. A long time ago, she studied Theology at the University of Amsterdam, but through divine intervention she ended up being a comic artist. She worked at the famous comic store Lambiek from 2000 until 2005, and wrote a book about Dutch comics together with Kees Kousemaker.
Since 2005 she is a full-time comic book artist producing a wide range of work, from children's comics in magazines to cartoons at business conferences. In 2007 she started making philosophical comic "reports" for newspaper Trouw. This resulted in a book edition in 2010 which was a bestseller and is published in the U.S. by NBM with the title 'Philosophy: a Discovery in Comics'.
She continued the series with a book about Religion (2011) and one on Science (2012). The latter is also published by NBM as 'Science: a Discovery in Comics'. The book on religion is published in the U.S. as 'Religion: a Discovery in Comics' in Fall 2015.
Thus far, her books have appeared in The Netherlands, the US, Brazil and South Korea. A fourth book, about World Domination, was be published in The Netherlands in Fall 2015. She is currently working on a fifth book, about Love.
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