Is hydro-fracking safe? Is climate change real? Did the moon landing actually happen? How about evolution: fact or fiction? Author-illustrator Darryl Cunningham looks at these and other hot-button science topics and presents a fact-based, visual assessment of current thinking and research on eight different issues everybody's arguing about. His lively storytelling approach incorporates comics, photographs, and diagrams to create substantive but easily accessible reportage. Cunningham's distinctive illustrative style shows how information is manipulated by all sides; his easy-to-follow narratives allow readers to draw their own fact-based conclusions. A graphic milestone of investigative journalism!
Darryl Cunningham is a prolific cartoonist, photographer, and sculptor. Andrew C. Revkin writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times.
"Cartoonist Darryl Cunningham [...] is a welcome voice, shedding some much needed light on the darker areas of science and culture [...] Cunningham does a remarkable job with difficult material and for high school students, just opening their eyes to the world around them, this is a terrific primer."