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- Cartoon Guide to the Computer
by Larry Gonick
A fun and easy way to learn about computers, now redesigned to match the other cartoon guides. Illustrated with cartoons throughout.
- Circuit Sense for Elementary Teachers and Students : Understanding and Building Simple Logic Circuits
by Janaye M. Houghton (Author), Robert S. Houghton (Author)
Your classroom will be literally buzzing, flashing, and whirring with the exciting activities generated by this handbook! Exploding the myth that teaching electricity and electronic concepts is unmanageable, dangerous, and costly-and that it must be confined to older students-this book offers simple and affordable activities that teach basic electronic building blocks called logic circuits. Students build and embed these logic circuits into a range of toys for their own use and enjoyment. The only materials needed to demonstrate how simple logic circuits work are aluminum foil, flashlight batteries, cardboard, tape, and a tiny lamp called an LED. Grades K-6.
- Manga Guide to Databases, The
by Mana Takahashi (Author), Shoko Azuma (Author)
Want to learn about databases without the tedium? With its unique combination of Japanese-style comics and serious educational content, The Manga Guide to Databases is just the book for you.
Princess Ruruna is stressed out. With the king and queen away, she has to manage the Kingdom of Kod's humongous fruit-selling empire. Overseas departments, scads of inventory, conflicting prices, and so many customers! It's all such a confusing mess. But a mysterious book and a helpful fairy promise to solve her organizational problems-with the practical magic of databases.
In The Manga Guide to Databases, Tico the fairy teaches the Princess how to simplify her data management. We follow along as they design a relational database, understand the entity-relationship model, perform basic database operations, and delve into more advanced topics. Once the Princess is familiar with transactions and basic SQL statements, she can keep her data timely and accurate for the entire kingdom. Finally, Tico explains ways to make the database more efficient and secure, and they discuss methods for concurrency and replication.
Examples and exercises (with answer keys) help you learn, and an appendix of frequently used SQL statements gives the tools you need to create and maintain full-featured databases.
(Of course, it wouldn't be a royal kingdom without some drama, so read on to find out who gets the girl-the arrogant prince or the humble servant.)