Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful

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By (author) David McCandless

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 195mm x 252mm x 27mm | 940g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007492898
  • ISBN 13: 9780007492893
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: (colour illus throughout)
  • Sales rank: 2,975

Product 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.

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Author information

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.

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'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