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Two Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists epub

by Mark Badger,Donna Barr,Sean Bieri,Jim Ottaviani


Two Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists epub

ISBN: 0966010620

ISBN13: 978-0966010626

Author: Mark Badger,Donna Barr,Sean Bieri,Jim Ottaviani

Category: Comics and Graphics

Subcategory: Graphic Novels

Language: English

Publisher: G.T. Labs; 2 edition (October 30, 2001)

Pages: 128 pages

ePUB book: 1606 kb

FB2 book: 1373 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 744

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My 15 year old science geek son loved this book.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Two-Fisted Science, a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback, features true stories from the history of science. Some are serious, some are humorous, and most are a bit of both. My 15 year old science geek son loved this book.

Two-Fisted Science book. More than half the book is taken up by stories about physicist Richard Feynman. let me just type this name one more time:) Feynman. The comics are very short, but anyone with a basic knowledge of science history (mostly around WW II) will probably not need boatloads of extra context.

Jim Ottaviani is an American writer who is the author of several comic books about the history of science. His best-known work, Two-Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists, features biographical stories about Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Niels Bohr, and several stories about physicist Richard Feynman. He is also a librarian and has worked as a nuclear engineer.

The first of its kind, Two-Fisted Science is a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback .

The first of its kind, Two-Fisted Science is a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback featuring true stories from the history of science. From Galileo to Isaac Newton to Richard Feynman, you'll be amazed how the personalities of the scientists who shaped our world shaped the lives and discoveries. Some are serious, some are humorous, and all are compelling.

The first of its kind, Two-Fisted Science is a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback featuring . Download Two Fisted Science: Stories About Scientists by Jim Ottaviani, Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri free

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Two-Fisted Science : Stories about Scientists. The first of its kind, Two-Fisted Science is a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback featuring true stories from the history of science.

Two-Fisted Science (illustrated by Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri .

Two-Fisted Science (illustrated by Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri, Paul Chadwick, Gene Colan, Guy Davis, Colleen Doran, David Lasky, Steve Lieber, Lin Lucas, Bernie Mireault, Scott Roberts, Scott Saavedra, and Rob Walton) (1997). Science is very visual," he told a Broken Frontier interviewer. If you read any scientific journal. pictures in every single one of them.

Features true stories from the history of science Some are serious, some . Scientists - Comic books, strips, etc.

Features true stories from the history of science Some are serious, some are humorous, and most are a bit of both. All are written by Jim Ottaviani and showcase artwork by Mark Badger, Donna Barr, Sean Bieri, Paul Chadwick, Gene Colan, Guy Davis, Colleen Doran, David Lasky, Steve Lieber, Lin Lucas, Bernie; Mireault, Scott Roberts, Scott Saavedra, and Rob Walton. Science - Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels.

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by Ottaviani, Jim; Badger, Mark; Barr, Donna; Bieri, Sean; Chadwick, Paul. ISBN13: 9780978803742. Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

The first of its kind, Two-Fisted Science is a Xeric Award-winning and Eisner nominated original trade paperback featuring true stories from the history of science. From Galileo to Isaac Newton to Richard Feynman, you'll be amazed how the personalities of the scientists who shaped our world shaped the lives and discoveries. Some are serious, some are humorous, and all are compelling.
Two Fisted Science is listed as the work of several graphic artists and writers. The back cover would have you believe that the purpose of the book is to help readers see scientists as humans. At best this is partially achieved.

We get a more or less fictionalized retelling of Galileo's problems with the Catholic Church. This is followed by a completely fictional "bar fight "between Newton and Leibniz. Leibniz is shrugged off as a Lawyer when in fact he was a lot of things.

The several sections on Richard Feynman includes the touching story of the tender love between himself and his dying wife as well as something of his mischievous sense of humor. Likely this section comes closest to capturing the person in the lab coat. Feynman also has the largest share of this short book. Bertrand Russell get a fairly clever and effective one page. Until you read that this is a version of a story based on something else. On the good side each section ends with some quality suggestions for additional reading.

As a collection of graphic art there is something here for everyone who admires this art form but the text/story lines include too much that is vague and unenlightening and too little that is of human interest. If any scientist profiled in Two Fisted Science was unknown to you before reading the book, likely they remain unknown to you nor do you have much that tells you why a given scientist is profiled.
My 15 year old science geek son loved this book. I'm getting him to read more books by getting him excited with graphic novels about science.
Jim Ottaviani loves science and has a knack for finding tales that are intriguing and usually entertaining. "Two-fisted Science" is a short volume of graphic art that gives us several good short stories. We hear how Einstein, for all his genius, unable to wrap his head around quantum physics. We see how unsecret was atomic secrecy in the Soviet Union after the war. We see Galileo trying to pull a fast one on Church authorities who were trying to limit his inquiries. And we see Danish physicist Neils Bohr and German physicist Werner Heisenberg, meeting behind Nazi lines to discuss Nazi plans to build the Bomb.

Ottaviani wrote most of the stories, with other artists doing the pen and ink work .The stories are almost lucid, evidently an Ottaviani trademark. I think of myself as well read, but I always feel as if I'm just missing some key bit of background info when reading his work. It might have helped, for instance, to know that Heisenberg worked for the Nazis and Bohr's mother was Jewish. And Bohr's reference to the Neupfadfinder movement left my completely at sea.

Those who read Ottavianio's "Fallout" will recognize the stories of Richard Feynman, retold here almost word for word, but drawn by different artists. The Feynman material takes over half of this book. This will either be irritating to those who know the story, or fascinating to see how different artists treat the same source materials. For me, I found it baffling that Ottaviani would tell the same stories twice.

"Two-fisted Science" is an admirable, but flawed attempt to make scientists seem like ordinary humans. The dashes of science that it doles out are tantalizing but thin. Sigh.
exactlamente stupendoso for real insight to great pioneers....
Written in cartoon format, I thought this book would be a lighter approach to a straight, dry, biography of scientists. However, it is written more like a series of political cartoons than cartoons for kids. The cartoons are barely understandable if the biography of the scientist is not already known, so using it as an initial reading is impossible. Further, some content is offensive. On the second page of cartoons, a scientist is walking along a bridge, thinking, when someone mistakenly believes he is getting ready to jump, saying, "No woman is worth committing suicide over." The pictures show a scantily-clad woman (with bare bottom in one frame) that he is now picturing in his mind. Irrelevant and inappropriate! Plus, I didn't have to go far to find swear words in the captions. Yikes! My kids will never see this book! It is not even appropriate for high-school age kids. (In fact, it isn't even funny to adults!)
Being a science geek, I'm naturally interested in this subject matter. I was a *bit* disappointed in this book because the material is presented in a pretty dry fashion. I think there needs to be a bit more color and less slavish adherence to every letter and number in the history of science. Not falsifying but leaning more toward the human without being afraid to show disagreements, personality flaws, etc. The history of science is really the history of human beings, after all. I would recommend this book for anyone who, like me, slurps up Everything Science, but not, maybe, for a youngster who's just dipping her toes in the stream for the first time.
All the stories in this collection of "graphic fiction" were written by Ottaviani, but the artwork was supplied by ten artists, including Bernie Mireault and Scott Saavedra. The stories are based on real events (reportedly real, anyway) about Einstein, Russell, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others - and especially Richard Feynman, who was not only one of 20th century physics's major minds but an amateur locksmith, talented musician, social philosopher, and world-class storyteller as well. Some, like "turtles all the way down," are smile-inducing classics, while others, like Heisenberg's approach to Bohr on behalf on the German nuclear effort in World War II are somber and reflective. Feynman's own recounting of his brief, tragic marriage during the Manhattan Project is especially affecting, and the tale of his safe-cracking activities at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge are a hoot. Oh, and you'll even learn some physics theory along the way, or at least get a taste of how physicists view the world. I hope another volume like this is in the works.