Information is Beautiful

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Collins, 2009 - 255 pages
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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  - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing

Most exciting visual representation of data that I've ever experienced. That being said, sometimes I did not understand how the data was being represented. Overall, visually stimulating and interesting. Read full review

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User Review  - wcarter - LibraryThing

Many facts of doubtful authenticity or selective; format far too small and you needs a magnifier to see a lot of detail; many charts far too complicated; colour choice makes text unreadable in some cases (eg. white text on yellow background); USA bias; some facts just plain uninteresting. Read full review

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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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