Bluebacks: A Selection of 100 Titles

Kodansha Ltd.

A series of paperbacks conveying the joy of natural science from diverse perspectives; recommended as an aid to inquiry-based learning.

Science in your pocket!
Bluebacks is a science series launched in 1963 for a general readership, which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. The main aim of Bluebacks is to nurture in the reader a scientific way of looking and thinking. For this we do not simply explain principles and laws, but instead approach issues from a broader perspective, making connections with fundamental questions, such as: “what is life?” “what is the universe?” and “what is a human being?”.
Standing apart from other publications, Bluebacks are uniquely structured and expressed in a way that alters the preconception that “science is difficult.”

The JapanKnowledge School features 100 Bluebacks carefully selected for junior high and high school students.

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Original books ブルーバックス
Publisher Kodansha Ltd.
Publication date May 25, 1968 - May 19, 2022
Number of volumes 100 volumes
Book price ¥110,033 (Pre-tax price ¥100,030+tax10%)
Release date June 1, 2021
Number of entries 100 volumes ; 25,718 pages
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