Information is Beautiful

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Collins, 2009 - 255 pages
20 Reviews
A visual guide to the way the world really works Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet, we're steeped in it, maybe even lost in it. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and the fun of information for information's sake. No dry facts, theories or statistics. Instead, Information is Beautiful contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the 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 - keeping text to a minimum and using unique visuals that offer a blueprint of modern life - a map of beautiful colour illustrations that are tactile to hold and easy to flick through but intriguing and engaging enough to study for hours.

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User Review  - russell barnes - Goodreads

Along with French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour de France, this is rapidly becoming one of my go-to birthday present books. I've got one now though, so anybody who gets one in the next six months won't have to worry about my sticky fingers all across them Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book is a splending marketing idea for a coffee table book, and the ratings on this site make it clear that it is a success in that sense. However, it's content does not match the idea. Few of ... 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 'anything interesting' for Wired and The Guardian.

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