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    DescriptionThe bible for the modern information age has arrived. This unique, ground-breaking project makes sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. The Visual Miscellaneum is designed to help us decipher vast amounts of statistics and research through brilliant, innovative graphics. If a picture is worth a thousand words, this single visual volume is worth an entire library of culture, philosophy, spirituality, ecology, society, technology, history, economics, and pop culture. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world's surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from sushi ingredients to Ultimate Fighting, celebrity marriage to Afghanistan, video game sales to oil. Some graphics include: how long it takes different condiments to spoil the many different ways civilization may end-and the likelihood of each the most pleasurable guilty pleasures everything that has ever been considered "the new black" cosmetic ingredients vs. lethality world maps of Internet search terms, fetishes, terrorism, abortion laws, and more. This provocative, wide-ranging, topical, and humorous book provides endless food for thought, and enlightens readers about the issues we hear about often, but have never actually managed to process-until now.

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    The Visual Miscellaneum
    A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David McCandless
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061748363
    ISBN 10: 0061748366

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.3
    BIC subject category V2: WDKX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    BIC subject category V2: GBA
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    DC22: 032.02
    B&T Approval Code: A01980000
    Libri: ENGM3700
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14110
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 031.022/2
    LC classification: AG250 .M33 2009
    DC22: 033.02
    Libri: WOER6500
    Thema V1.0: WDKX
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New South Wales
    Review quote
    ."..like a Harper's Index that's sprung to life....For a book that's as much about the online universe as it is a product of it, The Visual Miscellaneum is surprisingly timeless....The Visual Miscellaneum is not only required reading, but a book that rewards any number of re-reads."--EyeWeekly.com