Thursday, January 12, 2012


THE CARTOON GUIDE TO CALCULUS by Larry GonickIn The Cartoon Guide to Calculus, Larry Gonick, master cartoonist and former Harvard calculus instructor, offers a complete and up-to-date illustrated course in college-level calculus. Using graphics and humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject for your students, Gonick teaches all of the course essentials, including functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals, with numerous examples, and applications.

Plus, each chapter includes helpful problem sets, designed to help students cement the lessons learned in each section.

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus has already been given the stamp of approval by educators:

"I always thought that there are no magic tricks that use calculus. Larry Gonick proves me wrong. His book is correct, clear and interesting. It is filled with magical insights into this most beautiful subject."—Persi Diaconis, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford University

“How do you humanize calculus and bring its equations and concepts to life? Larry Gonick’s clever and delightful answer is to have characters talking, commenting, and joking—all while rigorously teaching equations and concepts and indicating calculus’s utility. It’s a remarkable accomplishment—and a lot of fun.”—Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics, Harvard University, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door

“Gonick is to graphical expositions of advanced materials as Newton or Leibniz is to calculus. The difference is that Gonick has no rival.”—Xiao-Li Meng, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics and Department Chair, Harvard University

You can take a look at some of The Cartoon Guide to Calculus (paperback, 9780061689093, $18.99) here or you may request a complimentary examination copy by filling out our promotion response form.

And, of course, don't forget The Cartoon Guide to Physics and The Cartoon Guide to Statistics—both by Larry Gonick.


  1. Is there a cartoon guide to topology?

  2. Sorry, there is no cartoon guide on topology.