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Visual Miscellaneum, The Revised And Updated: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia [Flexibound]

David Mccandless

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Oct. 15 2012

The bestselling classic has been revised and updated! A colorful guide to the world's most consequential trivia, Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless is a reference book like no other. It helps us make sense of our world by putting the data we are bombarded with every day—health findings, technological advances, cultural touch points, war statistics—into creative visual perspective. Like Show Me How by Lauren Smith and Schott's Miscellany, only more complete and satisfying, Visual Miscellaneum is a treat for the mind and the eye.


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The bestselling classic has been revised and updated! A colorful guide to the world's most consequential trivia, The Visual Miscellaneum now includes 18 all new graphs and 23 updated ones. It is a reference book like no other helping us make sense of our world by putting the data we are bombarded with every day—health findings, technological advances, cultural touch points, war statistics—into creative visual perspective. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, author David McCandless creatively visualizes the world’s most surprising relationships and compelling data.

About the Author

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Journey! Highly Recommend! Jan. 5 2013
By Cool Kat - Published on Amazon.com
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There's rarely a book out there that I could safely say would interest the whole family - but this is one of them. From granny in the corner to the grumpy teenager on the couch to dad who knows everything, this book has it all. It is a refreshing read, mainly because there is almost nothing to read! Each subject has been visualised and expressed with humor and wit, from rising sea levels to world domination, from types of drugs to the left vs. right on the political spectrum.

Everyone I've shown this book to loves it, and becomes a real conversation piece. Each visualisation has a whole story to tell. Hard to explain but easy to understand once you see it. Trust me, you'll love this book and so will the somebody your thinking of getting it for. And if you haven't seen it yet yourself you're in for a real treat!

(Oh and this is the same book as Information is Beautiful which is the UK version - so don't make the same mistake I did and buy both!)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book Jan. 25 2013
By themickel - Published on Amazon.com
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Seeing the author on TED, I was intrigued and bought the book. Then I bought it two more times to give as a present. Fantastic design, captivating data, and a pithy humor all thrown together.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Coffee Table Book July 6 2013
By J. Laurence - Published on Amazon.com
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The Visual Miscellaneum presents information with incredible creativity. The use of color, shape, and size is wonderful. I have re-read the whole book more than once and shared it with many friends. The graphs cover all kinds of topics from film to religion to politics to the environment. The very last chart, which portrays the author's creative process in creating the book, is particularly ingenious.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All information should come in graphics! Jan. 4 2013
By L. Fouquette - Published on Amazon.com
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I love good design and good science. This book is full of fascinating, arcane pieces of information presented in beautiful ways. The brain easily grasps visual information (50% of our brains is devoted to processing visual information). It's much easier to grasp sizes and comparisons when they're presented graphically than in words and numbers. The Billion-Dollar-O-Gram is startling. I gave it to people for Christmas and all kinds of people loved it.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hit...... Nov. 21 2013
By Carol Zigulich - Published on Amazon.com
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The recipient was into the book immediately. He didn't put it down. This item is the only thing I 've see compete with his smart phone for attention. hah.

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