Knowledge is Beautiful

Knowledge is Beautiful

Hardback Collins

By (author) David McCandless

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  • Publisher: Collins
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 195mm x 252mm x 25mm | 1,010g
  • Publication date: 27 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007427921
  • ISBN 13: 9780007427925
  • Sales rank: 5,456

Product description

Knowledge is Beautiful is the follow-up to David's captivating bestseller Information is Beautiful. Knowledge is Beautiful will offer a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, and will be sought out by a broad audience from kids and teens to parents and an older non-fiction-loving market, in addition to McCandless's core fan base. The entire book is crowd-sourced -- adding an exciting further layer to the book's appeal and its promotion.

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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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PRAISE FOR INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL: 'Unbelievably brilliant' Vogue '(A) terrific compendium of visual information' Shortlist '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