Cartoon Guide to Statistics

Cartoon Guide to Statistics
Author: Larry Gonick
Release: 1993-07-14
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780062731029
Language: en
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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!

The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics
Author: Grady Klein,Alan Dabney
Release: 2013-07-02
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0809033666
Language: en
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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts. Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world.

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus
Author: Larry Gonick
Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062191595
Language: en
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A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra
Author: Larry Gonick
Release: 2015-01-20
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780062403247
Language: en
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A comprehensive and comical new illustrated guide to algebra Do you think that a Cartesian plane is a luxury jetliner? Does the phrase "algebraic expression" leave you with a puzzled look? Do you believe that the Order of Operations is an Emmy-winning medical drama? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Algebra to put you on the road to algebraic literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Algebra covers all of algebra's essentials—including rational and real numbers, the number line, variables, expressions, laws of combination, linear and quadratic equations, rates, proportion, and graphing—with clear, funny, and easy-to-understand illustrations, making algebra's many practical applications come alive. This latest math guide from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick is an essential supplement for students of all levels, in high school, college, and beyond. School's most dreaded subject has never been more fun.

The Manga Guide to Statistics

The Manga Guide to Statistics
Author: Shin Takahashi
Release: 2009-01-06
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 215
ISBN: 1439587965
Language: en
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The Manga Guide to Statistics capitalizes on the international manga phenomenon. This first in a series of EduManga titles from No Starch Press (co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Japan), The Manga Guide to Statistics uses manga to introduce the reader to the world of statistics. Rather than learning from a dry textbook, readers follow the animated adventures of Rui and her teacher, Mamoru Yamamoto, as Rui interacts with a colorful cast of characters. The book consists of seven chapters, each containing a cartoon, text to supplement the cartoon, an exercise and answer section, and a summary. Readers learn about working with numerical and categorical data; probability; relationships between two variables; tests of independence; even how to perform calculations in Microsoft Excel. Other titles in the series will cover topics like databases, electricity, and physics.

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics
Author: Grady Klein,Yoram Bauman
Release: 2010-01-19
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9780809094813
Language: en
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Provides an introduction to the principles of both microeconomics and macroeconmics that features graphic representations of key concepts.

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy
Author: Michael F. Patton,Kevin Cannon
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781429945226
Language: en
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Philosophy like you've never seen it before The latest in the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is an authoritative and engaging guide to the fundamental questions about our existence. In this indispensable primer, Kevin Cannon—one of the talented illustrators behind Evolution and The Stuff of Life—and the philosopher Michael F. Patton introduce the wisecracking Greek Heraclitus, who hops in a canoe with us as we navigate the great debates of Western thought. As we make our way down the winding river of philosophy, we meet the pre-Socratics, who first questioned mythology and wondered about the world around them; encounter the disciplines of logic, perception, and epistemology; face the central problem of free will; and witness historic arguments over the existence of God. Along the way, famous thinkers like René Descartes and Immanuel Kant spell out their work in clear, lighthearted conversations that will put readers at ease. Patton's prose, combined with Cannon's rich artistry, puts the fun back into the quest for fundamental truths, imparting the love of wisdom to anyone willing to grab a paddle and join the ride. A rich combination of education and entertainment, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy is a must-have book for students and professors alike.

The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus

The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus
Author: Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.
Release: 2019-07-16
Editor: Hill and Wang
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780809033713
Language: en
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The internationally bestselling authors of The Cartoon Introduction to Economics return to make calculus fun The award-winning illustrator Grady Klein has teamed up once again with the world’s only stand-up economist, Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., to take on the daunting subject of calculus. A supplement to traditional textbooks, The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus focuses on the big ideas rather than all the formulas you have to memorize. With Klein and Bauman as our guides, we scale the dual peaks of Mount Derivative and Mount Integral, and from their summits, we see how calculus relates to the rest of mathematics. Beginning with the problems of speed and area, Klein and Bauman show how the discipline is unified by a fundamental theorem. We meet geniuses like Archimedes, Liu Hui, and Bonaventura Cavalieri, who survived the slopes on intuition but prepared us for the avalanche-like dangers posed by mathematical rigor. Then we trek onward and scramble through limits and extreme values, optimization and integration, and learn how calculus can be applied to economics, physics, and so much more. We discover that calculus isn’t the pinnacle of mathematics after all, but its tools are foundational to everything that follows. Klein and Bauman round out the book with a handy glossary of symbols and terms, so you don’t have to worry about mixing up constants and constraints. With a witty and engaging narrative full of jokes and insights, The Cartoon Introduction to Calculus is an essential primer for students or for anyone who is curious about math.

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry
Author: Larry Gonick,Craig Criddle
Release: 2008-04-18
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 249
ISBN: 1435242696
Language: en
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Uses cartoons to discuss chemistry, covering the history of the field and examining such topics as acids, solutions, biochemistry, thermodynamics, logarithms, and physical and organic chemistry.

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics

The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
Author: Larry Gonick,Mark Wheelis
Release: 2005
Editor: Paw Prints
Pages: 215
ISBN: 1435245458
Language: en
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Provides a humorous introduction to the fundamental principles of genetics, including inheritance, mutation, DNA, and gene splicing

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

The Cartoon Guide to Physics
Author: LARRY GONICK,Larry Gonick and Art Huffman
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 5969790133
Language: en
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The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis

The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis
Author: Shin Takahashi,Iroha Inoue,Co Ltd Trend
Release: 2016-05-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781593277529
Language: en
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Like a lot of people, Miu has had trouble learning regression analysis. But with new motivation—in the form of a handsome but shy customer—and the help of her brilliant café coworker Risa, she’s determined to master it. Follow along with Miu and Risa in The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis as they calculate the effect of temperature on iced tea orders, predict bakery revenues, and work out the probability of cake sales with simple, multiple, and logistic regression analysis. You’ll get a refresher in basic concepts like matrix equations, inverse functions, logarithms, and differentiation before diving into the hard stuff. Learn how to: –Calculate the regression equation –Check the accuracy of your equation with the correlation coefficient –Perform hypothesis tests and analysis of variance, and calculate confidence intervals –Make predictions using odds ratios and prediction intervals –Verify the validity of your analysis with diagnostic checks –Perform chi-squared tests and F-tests to check the goodness of fit Whether you’re learning regression analysis for the first time or have just never managed to get your head around it, The Manga Guide to Regression Analysis makes mastering this tricky technique straightforward and fun.

Psychology The Comic Book Introduction

Psychology  The Comic Book Introduction
Author: Danny Oppenheimer
Release: 2017-12-05
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393351965
Language: en
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An award-winning cartoonist teams up with an award-winning psychologist to introduce readers to the complex—and often comedic—world of psychology. Psychology is the study of human behavior. It is a serious and worthy endeavor that has given us scientific knowledge of the ways our minds make sense of the world. Yet, as cartoonist Grady Klein and psychologist Danny Oppenheimer point out, the study of human experience can also be often really funny. This is the field, after all, that brought us drooling dogs, snacking rats, and “Freudian slips.” With detailed observations on perception, stress, emotions, cognition, and more, Psychology: The Comic Book Introduction offers students and curious readers an entertaining guide to the ways our brains help us navigate incredibly complicated environments, yet often fool us in fascinating ways.

The Cartoon Guide to the Computer

The Cartoon Guide to the Computer
Author: Larry Gonnick
Release: 1991-09-03
Editor: Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0062730975
Language: en
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A fun and easy way to learn about computers, now redesigned to match the other cartoon guides. Illustrated with cartoons throughout.

The Cartoon History of the Universe

The Cartoon History of the Universe
Author: Larry Gonick
Release: 1990
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0606226400
Language: en
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A cartoon journey through the history of the universe from the big bang through the rise and fall of civilizations

Cartoon Guide to the Environment

Cartoon Guide to the Environment
Author: Larry Gonick
Release: 1996-03-15
Editor: Collins Reference
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0062732749
Language: en
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Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club? Or that the Food Web is an on-line restaurant guide? Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to the Environment to put you on the road to environmental literacy. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment covers the main topics of environmental science: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture, human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion, and global warming—and puts them in the context of ecology, with discussions of population dynamics, thermodynamics, and the behavior of complex systems.

The Cartoon Guide to Biology

The Cartoon Guide to Biology
Author: Larry Gonick,David Wessner
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062398857
Language: en
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From New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick and Davidson College biology professor David Wessner comes this comprehensive and humorous cartoon guide to topics in biology Did you faint when your middle school science teacher asked you to dissect a frog? Do you think DNA stands for “Don’t Know the Answer”? Do you still cling to the belief that osmosis was the name of Ozzy Osbourne’s last tour? If you said yes to any of these questions—or even if you didn’t—then you need The Cartoon Guide to Biology. The latest from New York Times bestselling author Larry Gonick—writing with Davidson College biology professor David Wessner—is a hilarious and informative handbook to the science of life. From the inner workings of the cell, to the magic of gene expression, to the Krebs and Calvin cycles, to sexual and asexual reproduction, The Cartoon Guide to Biology uses simple, clear, humorous illustrations to make biology’s most complex concepts understandable and entertaining. Whether you’re peering into the microscope for the first time or brushing up after decades of de-evolution, this book has you covered.

Economics in Wonderland

Economics in Wonderland
Author: Robert Reich
Release: 2017-11-08
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781683960607
Language: en
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Anyone who watches the former U.S. Secretary of Labor and The Daily Show and CNBC commentator's videocasts, viewed on his Inequality Media website, has seen Reich's informal lectures on student debt, social security, and gerrymandering, which he accompanies by quickly drawing cartoons to illustrate his major points. Collected here, for the first time, are short essays, edited from his presentations, and Reich's clean-line, confident illustrations, created with a large sketchpad and magic marker. Economics in Wonderland clearly explains the consequences of the disastrous policies of global austerity with humor, insight, passion, and warmth, all of which are on vivid display in words and pictures.

The Manga Guide to Physics

The Manga Guide to Physics
Author: Hideo Nitta,Keita Takatsu,Co Ltd Trend
Release: 2009-05-01
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 251
ISBN: 9781593271961
Language: en
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Megumi is an all-star athlete, but she's a failure when it comes to physics class. And she can't concentrate on her tennis matches when she's worried about the questions she missed on the big test! Luckily for her, she befriends Ryota, a patient physics geek who uses real-world examples to help her understand classical mechanics—and improve her tennis game in the process! In The Manga Guide to Physics, you'll follow alongside Megumi as she learns about the physics of everyday objects like roller skates, slingshots, braking cars, and tennis serves. In no time, you'll master tough concepts like momentum and impulse, parabolic motion, and the relationship between force, mass, and acceleration. You'll also learn how to: –Apply Newton's three laws of motion to real-life problems –Determine how objects will move after a collision –Draw vector diagrams and simplify complex problems using trigonometry –Calculate how an object's kinetic energy changes as its potential energy increases If you're mystified by the basics of physics or you just need a refresher, The Manga Guide to Physics will get you up to speed in a lively, quirky, and practical way.

Super Graphic

Super Graphic
Author: Tim Leong
Release: 2013-09-24
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781452135274
Language: en
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The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, timelines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory storylines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there. From a colorful breakdown of the DC Comics reader demographic to a witty Venn diagram of superhero comic tropes and a Chris Ware sadness scale, this book charts the most arbitrary and monumental characters, moments, and equipment of the wide world of comics. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which includes high-resolution images.