The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

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HarperCollins, Nov 10, 2009 - 255 pages
21 Reviews

The Visual Miscellaneum is a unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world's surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.

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Review: The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

User Review  - Ray - Goodreads

I couldn't get past the author's bias on so many of the visualizations. He also inserted himself into too many of the pages, making me think he's a narcissist. He betrays the purity of data which is ... Read full review

Review: The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

First, I question most of the data sources. Some were stated clearly enough that I understood what biases might be inherent in them, but others I would have to look up online, and I'm too lazy when I ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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 Ďanything interesting' for Wired and The Guardian.

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