Über den Autor
Born in 1973 in Nagano, Japan, Bunpei Yorifuji is a Musashino Art University dropout. His other books include The Catalog of Death (Shi ni Katarogu) and The Scale of Mind (Suuji no Monosashi). He has also co-authored Uncocoro and The Earthquake Checklist (Jishin Itsumonooto), among others. Find out more about Bunpei and his workds at hhtp://bunpei.com/.
Wonderful Life with the Elements is a fun and mildly insane adventure through the periodic table of the elements. The perfect gift for geeks, Japanophiles, nerdy kids, and anyone interested in science, the book illustrates the key characteristics of each element with wit and humor. Famed Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji dissects the elements in an eccentric way, using cartoon humans to represent each element and its chemical properties. For example, heavy elements are fat; synthetic elements are robots; and the noble gases all have Afros. Readers discover each element's important properties, such as density, atomic number, and boiling point, as well as fun, lesser-known characteristics such as their common uses and where they're found. Full of whimsy and cool Japanese design, this book is perfect for anyone who enjoys humor and levity mixed in with their science. Where else will readers find Scandium as a greedy industrialist or Nitrogen as a mohawked, pointy bearded, floating dude?
An offbeat, two-color, cartoon-filled romp through the periodic table of the elements. You've never seen anything quite like this before.
- Perfect gift book for any science fan
- Long-term sales potential-won't date
- Great supplement to science courses, from elementary to high school
- Fun Japanese art and packaging; author known in Japan for his subway ads