Author : Swati Shome
Illustrator : Anushree Bhat
An imaginative look at the life of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose through the eyes of his friend, the plant Mimosa Pudica. The comic book format packs in a punch, with dashes of humour and doses of quick information.
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|Specifications||48 pages; 9” x 6.25”; full colour; semi hard back cover|
|Tags||comic book, science theme, scientist, Jagadish Chandra Bose, biography, plants, botany, educational|
In the early 20th century, after making pathbreaking innovations in wireless communication, pioneering scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose (J.C. Bose) turned to the world of plants. Merging the boundaries of biology and physics, he became a forerunner of biophysics, inventing ingenious instruments to study plant intelligence. His research remains radical even today, more than 150 years after his birth. In this first-of-its-kind comic book, the maverick scientist's journey is imagined through the eyes of Mimosa Pudica — the ‘touch-me-not' plant he used extensively in his research. Extracts from a well-known speech and an entry from Bose's own journal offer a direct glimpse into a fascinating mind. A crisp timeline gives an overview of his life, while humorous asides and quick facts pack in a punch.