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Manga Guide to Electricity, The
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Manga Guide to Electricity, The

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Publisher: No Starch Press
Author: Kazuhiro Fujitaki

List Price: oftcover: $19.95

Ages: 15-18 Years

Reviewed By: Kate O'Mara


The Manga Guide to Electricity is a guidebook using the manga (comic) artistic style to explain electricity in a simple yet comprehensive way. The material is focused at a high school level.

One of a six book Manga science series published by No Starch, the Guide to Electricity is a fun way to learn about this science concept. The book assumes a high school reading level and an understanding of preliminary science theory.

Readers will find the answers to the following questions: What is electricity? How does it work? How is it created? How is it used? What is the Ohm Law: what are the relationships between voltage, current, and resistance? What are the essential science concepts to understand electricity: inductance, capacitance? How do components such as transformers, semiconductors, diodes, and transistors work? How does electricity produce heat? What is the relationship between current and magnetic fields?

The Manga Guide to Electricity follows a girl named Rereko from the Land of Electropia, who failed her Electricity exam and has to go to summer school. The humorous situations lighten the sometimes-heavy subject of science, easing the reader into understanding concepts right along with Rereko.

Electropia has more advanced technology and gadgetry than Earth, but the electrical concepts work no matter where they are in the Universe. Readers are encouraged to understand the concepts and imagine new and innovative ways in which to apply their freshly obtained knowledge. Helpful diagrams show how electricity flows, the flow of magnetic energy and how batteries hold and deliver power.

In the end, Rereko understands electricity and becomes a lab technician. Readers who follow her will also develop a working understanding of the concepts of electricity.

The author, Kazuhiro Fujitaki works as a lecturer at the Tokyo Metropolitan Vocational Skills Development Center. He works primarily with students developing a vocational trade within the electricity utility network system.

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Available From: No Starch Press
Address: 555 De Haro Street Suite 250, San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415.863.9900
Other Notes: 206 pages

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