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Encyclopedia > Larry Gonick

Larry Gonick is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since 1977. He has also written The Cartoon History of the United States, and he has adapted the format for a series of co-written guidebooks on other subjects, beginning with The Cartoon Guide to Genetics in 1983. The diversity of his interests, and the success with which his books have met, have together earned Gonick the distinction of being "the most well-known and respected of cartoonists who have applied their craft to unravelling the mysteries of science" (Drug Discovery Today, March 2005). A cartoonist at work. ... The Cartoon History of the Universe is an ongoing comic book series by American cartoonist Larry Gonick. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1990 to 1997, Gonick penned a bimonthly "Science Classics" cartoon for Discover Magazine. Each two-page comic discussed a recent scientific development, often one in interdisciplinary research. In 1997, a fourteen-comic series entitled Candide in China, published on the World Wide Web, described Chinese inventions. He also writes the Kokopelli & Company comic that appears in the magazine Muse. For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Graphic representation of the World Wide Web around Wikipedia The World Wide Web (WWW, W3, or simply the Web) is an information space in which the items of interest, referred to as resources, are identified by global identifiers called Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). ... Cover for Attack of the Smart Pies (2005), showing Emma, Urania, Feather and Kokopelli Kokopelli & Company is a comic strip drawn by science historian and cartoonist Larry Gonick, aimed generally at ten- to fifteen-year-olds. ... Muse is a magazine for children ages 10 and up. ...


Bibliography

  • The Cartoon History of the Universe - From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great (Volumes 1-7)
  • The Cartoon History of the Universe II - From the Springtime of China to the Fall of Rome (Volumes 8-13)
  • The Cartoon History of the Universe III - From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance (Volumes 14-19)
  • The Cartoon History of the Universe IV (Volumes 20-26, due 2007)
  • The Cartoon History of the United States
  • The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry (with Craig Criddle)
  • The Cartoon Guide to the Computer (originally The Cartoon Guide to Computer Science)
  • The Cartoon Guide to the Environment (with Alice Outwater)
  • The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (with Mark Wheelis)
  • The Cartoon Guide to (non)Communication
  • The Cartoon Guide to Physics (with Art Huffman)
  • The Cartoon Guide to Sex (with Christine Devault)
  • The Cartoon Guide to Statistics (with Woollcott Smith)
  • Attack of the Smart Pies (fiction)

The Cartoon History of the Universe is an ongoing comic book series by American cartoonist Larry Gonick. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Introduction Chemistry is a large field encompassing many subdisciplines that often overlap with significant portions of other sciences. ... A computer is a device or machine for processing information from data according to a program — a compiled list of instructions. ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Sex positions Francoeur, Robert T. (ed. ... Statistics is a broad mathematical discipline which studies ways to collect, summarize and draw conclusions from data. ...

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Gonick was proud of his effort, and showed the book to various local publishers in an attempt to begin a career in cartooning.
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