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Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student…

Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection

by Jorge Cham

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Means well, only has like three jokes (only two for non-sciences grads). ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Jul 5, 2013 |
A fun read. (Perhaps especially for those now finished with grad school. :) ) ( )
  Katya0133 | Apr 21, 2011 |
Precious Procrastination: Grad students! Are you working too hard? This comic strip collection can help.

"Piled Higher and Deeper" ("PhD") is the first collection of strips of the legendary webcomic of the same name, written (and published) by Jorge Cham of Stanford University. This volume contains comics from roughly 1997 - 2002, including classics such as

--The Grad Student Documentary ("Having feasted, the grad student enters a lethargic state called "researching", in anticipation of the next free meal.")

--What is... the Thesis ("Is it so hard to believe? That grad school isn't real?")

--Post-Bachelor's Disorder ("Do you experience frequent headaches trying to count how many years you've been in school?")

--The High School Renunion ("Um... well... I... I'm still in school...")

and many others. From the first crudely drawn sketches of cramped classrooms and quals to the later, well-drawn strips of research and conferences, "PhD" never fails to entertain. Some of the humor may be dark and depressing, but that just makes it more realistic, and all the more potent.

If you don't believe that a grad student comic strip could possibly be so good, feel free to check out the strip's website, phdcomics.com, where all of these strips are available for free. (But be warned - reading the entire archive could be hazardous to your research, and once you start, it's hard to stop...) Why buy the book when all its content is available free online? For one thing, to thank Jorge for all the hours of procrastination that he has so kindly provided. For another, to have access to the comics even when you're away from your compu... ok, never mind. The first reason is more than good enough by itself.

Even though "PhD" focuses on engineering, grad students in all fields should find it equally entertaining. And of course, grad students are not the only people who can appreciate this volume - former grad students and future grad students will almost certainly enjoy it as well. All grad students past, present and future should purchase this first "Piled Higher and Deeper" collection (or better yet, have it purchased for them) without delay. ( )
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PhD Comics: - Piled Higher and Deeper

Piled Higher and Deeper (also known as PhD Comics) is an amazingly hilarious newspaper and web comic strip written and drawn by Jorge Cham that follows the lives of several grad students.

First published in the fall of 1997 when Cham was a grad student himself at Stanford, the strip deals with issues of life in graduate school, including the difficulties of scientific research, the perils of procrastination, the complex student-supervisor relationship and the endless search for free food.

My upload includes the strips (around 1000) from 1997 to 2007. For more, check here...

1997 (1.01 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/wteayhj... - 1997.cbr

1998 (5.35 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/mq32mom... - 1998.cbr

1999 (3.64 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/znmzzzw... - 1999.cbr

2000 (3.86 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/424t4md... - 2000.cbr

2001 (3.92 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/kbztkm4... - 2001.cbr

2002 (3.88 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/y1oynyn... - 2002.cbr

2003 ( 4.5 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/vtwnugn... - 2003.cbr

2004 ( 9.69 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qzwqwjm... - 2004.cbr

2005 ( 9.49 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zn5rzne... - 2005.cbr

2006 (10.52 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/uezzwyw... - 2006.cbr

2007 (11.42 MB)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qj4ynr2... - 2007.cbr

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0972169504, Paperback)

A collection of the first five years of "Piled Higher and Deeper," a comic strip about life (or lack thereof) in graduate school, as it originally appeared in Stanford University's "The Stanford Daily Newspaper" and online at phd.stanford.edu.

"Piled Higher and Deeper" the comic strip is currently read by grad students from over 300 universities and from around the world.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:01 -0400)

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This book collects five years of Piled Higher and Deeper, the comic strip about grad student life, first printed in the Stanford Daily.

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