James Lu Dunbar has created a rhyming graphic guide to the history of the universe and evolution on Earth called The Universe Verse. In three parts, an Einstein-like character is your guide to learning up-to-date science while enjoying a romp through time and space. The first two are already published and Dunbar hopes to publish the third as part of a larger hardcover edition including all three.
James Lu Dunbar, Bang!: The Universe Verse: Book 1 (CreateSpace, 2009), 44 pp. Book one in a three part series, “BANG!” explains the scientific theories regarding the origin of the universe using captivating illustrations and whimsical rhymes. From the beginning of existence to the birth of stars and galaxies, you’ll learn how matter was created, why stars shine and where black holes come from. This book is intended for all ages. If you don’t understand everything, don’t worry, no one does! That’s why I made it rhyme and added lots of pictures. Warning: This book contains graphic depictions of scientific knowledge which may lead to decreased ignorance and heightened sensations of awe and wonder.
James Lu Dunbar, It’s Alive!: The Universe Verse: Book 2 (CreatSpace, 2011), 42 pp. Book two in a three-part series, “It’s Alive!” explains the scientific theories regarding the origin of life on Earth with captivating illustrations and whimsical rhymes. From the formation of our solar system to the birth of bacteria, you’ll learn about the conditions that could have created life, the nature of organic existence and the beauty of evolution.
Here’s a link to Dunbar’s KickStarter page, that while already above his funding goal, is still active through September.