Manga Guide to Molecular Biology, The

by Masaharu Takemura, Sakura | Graphic Novels |
ISBN: 1593272022 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 5/15/2019
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and every once in a while they even write home to say what they've been doing.

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Well, not exactly a novel, but in that format. Text by Masaharu Takemura, who may have done his own translation from the Japanese? Illustrations by Sakura.

From the Punahou Carnival.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (6/10/2019 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Monday, June 10, 2019: part of a (long ago) promised box of graphic novels off to a new adventure in Florida.

ETA 7/1/19
USPS tracking 9549 0104 3303 9161 7257 05.

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I'm so glad you've found this book! Won't you make a journal entry so the previous readers know that it's safe with you?

How and where did you find the book? What did you think of it? What are you going to do with it next?

This is now your book, for you to do with as you please: keep it, pass it to a friend, or maybe even leave it where someone else can find it!

If you've ever wondered where your books go after they leave your hands, join BookCrossing and you may find out: you'll be able to follow your books as new readers make journal entries - sometimes from surprisingly far-flung locations.

BookCrossing: making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 3 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Monday, July 08, 2019
Kids with the kiss

for choosing the wrong path,
are spun on their head in lesson.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 22, 2020
I got this book from Hyphen8 in a box she sent me.

It looked like it might be fun! I do love biology and chemistry. But when I sat down with it, I realized quickly that it really was a learning too for people. And not a bad one. The problem was, that I already knew this stuff and it was a very large book. Plus I have a ton of other manga and graphic novels I still need to read.

So I only got into the first part of it and then decided to let this one go. I was planning on sending it to a school to make use of, but Gorydetails was interested in giving it a whak! So it’s on to make a guest appearance with her. ;)

Journal Entry 5 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Thursday, October 22, 2020

Released 6 mos ago (10/22/2020 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA


The God of Luck and Shiny Things has poured down upon me! And another book trade has commenced! LOL

Here's to a book finding a new reader! Cheers! ;)

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, October 30, 2020
The box of books and bonus surprises arrived today - in the middle of the first snow of the season, yet. Many thanks! [Waving to hyphen8 as well!]

Journal Entry 7 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, November 19, 2020
While I did well in school with more traditional materials, I do wish there'd been manga versions of textbooks back then - this was quite fun! I did skim some of the more technical bits, but I appreciated the merging of the characters - often-absent students Rin and Ami and their inventive, if suspiciously-worried about time, professor Moro, and his lab assistant Marcus - and some delightfully science-fiction elements as well as the real-world science.

Since the professor is concerned that Rin and Ami need more work on molecular biology, he invites them to his island for a summer class, and uses virtual reality to show them molecular biology from the inside. Lots of manga tropes come into play here, with anthropomorphized cells and enzymes, chemical processes depicted as battles, etc. - yet the actual science gets plenty of page-time as well.

This book's on the more serious side, despite lots of snarky bickering among the characters, and a very dramatic and poignant ending. For a somewhat more lighthearted look at cells, I recommend the Cells at Work manga, in which anthropomorphizations of blood cells interact with viruses, parasites, other blood-product cells (the platelets are especially adorable). [The accuracy of the manga is called out in the delightful YouTube channel Dr. Hope's Sick Notes, where a UK doctor comments on medical aspects of pop culture, including the "Cells at Work" anime!]

Journal Entry 8 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Twin Bridge Park in Merrimack, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, November 21, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (11/21/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Twin Bridge Park in Merrimack, New Hampshire USA


Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

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*** Released for the 2020 Keep Them Moving challenge. ***

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