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Information is Beautiful

by David McCandless

  • Hardcover
    $48.59
PUBLISHED: 6th December 2012
ISBN: 9780007492893
ANNOTATION:
A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition.
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  • Hardcover
    $48.59
PUBLISHED: 6th December 2012
ISBN: 9780007492893
ANNOTATION:
A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition.

Annotation

A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition.

Publisher Description

A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition.

We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers.

This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been revised throughout with over 20 updates and 20 new visualisations. It offers shelter from the flood by visualising data in a new way that blends facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful.

This is information like you have never seen it before - easy to flick through but also engaging enough to study - information that comes to life in your hands and your eyes.

Author Biography

David McCandless is an award-winning writer and journalist. His work has appeared in over 30 magazines in the UK and the US and all over the web. He currently works as creative consultant for Orange and the BBC and writes about the Internet, underground culture and 'anything interesting' for Wired and The Guardian.

Review

'Unbelievably brilliant' - Vogue

      '(a) terrific compendium of visual information' - Shortlist

      'thought-provoking, lovingly crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive' - The Independent on Sunday

      'In this intriguing book, David McCandless presents a cavalcade of compelling and colourful graphics, each one innovative in its attempt to offer a new perspective on some of our most pervasive twenty-first century obsessions' - Time Out

      'Stunning' - The Sunday Times

      'thought-provoking, lovingly-crafted and informative; a handsome book that anyone would be grateful to receive' Picked as one of the best science books of the year in Arts & Books, Independent on Sunday

      'What David McCandless has done is genius... dry data is transformed into small pieces of pop art that engage so much you end up learning more, without realising it. The ideal encyclopaedia for the information age.' Red Handed

Long Description

A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition. We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been revised throughout with over 20 updates and 20 new visualisations. It offers shelter from the flood by visualising data in a new way that blends facts with their connections, their context and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before - easy to flick through but also engaging enough to study - information that comes to life in your hands and your eyes.

Product Details

Author
David McCandless
Pages
256
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0007492898
ISBN-13
9780007492893
Format
Hardcover
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
(colour illus throughout)
Short Title
INFO IS BEAUTIFUL DAVID MCCAND
Language
English
Media
Book
Edition
New edition
Series
Collins
Subtitle
The Information Atlas
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2012-12-06
Publication Date
2012-12-06
AU Release Date
2012-12-06
NZ Release Date
2012-12-06

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