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

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HarperCollins, Nov 10, 2009 - 256 pages
18 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  - Bryce Holt - Goodreads

Second verse, same as the first. It's an engaging set of statistics and visual graphics done in a way you typically would never have seen them, but he's grinding the same ax as he did/does in ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dana Larose - Goodreads

A dead-paper collection of a bunch of the graphics from informationisbeautiful.net In a lot of ways, it's just a big picture book. But the pictures are data presented in creative and visually ... 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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