100 Stunning, Ingenious And Absorbing Infographics Reveal The Secrets Of Life, The Universe And Everything Discover Unique, Witty And Surprising Facts About All Sorts Of Natural Phenomena, From The Secrets Of The Universe To The Wonders Of Natural Science And The Impenetrable Dimensions Of Quantum Physics Scientific Facts Are Presented In A Memorable, Surprising And Illuminating Way. This book is enjoyable and beautifully put together, but some of the infographics are repetitive, hard to understand, or just plain bizarre Out of 80 infographics, for example, twelve are about space, which is one every six or seven pages There s one showing relative brain size for different species and one comparing the smallest living thing to the largest which I feel like we ve all seen about a thousand times, right Interesting enough the first few times, but not really groundbreaking news.Of the stranger variety, there s a graph showing how long it would take you to fall from various tall structures one about the makeup and activities of various global gangs the Mafia, the Yakuza, the Sinaloa Cartel one detailing global vacuuming habits and one that asks whether, if you were shot into space with nothing but a very long tape measure, you d be able to identify the planet you landed on solely from its mean radius Like I said, though, many of these graphs are gorgeously designed While I didn t find the information itself fascinating, the one that shows where the strongest tornadoes hit was visually one of my favorites I loved the one that showed where in the world different types of dinosaurs have been found, and was surprised to learn that Atlanta is the busiest airport in the entire world, in both take offs landings and passenger volume The one comparing deaths caused by pandemic and by
This would make an excellent waiting room, on the bus, or coffee table book, and I mean that as praise It is full of concise, fascinating inforaphics that are perfect for short bursts of time My favorite was
Almost everything you want to know about the world in infographic format, from animal brain size to 6 degrees of separation to Steven Hawking an anything in between All have info sources Need to find something like this for elementary school kids. Besides presenting information poorly, I stopped reading this book when I found a major factual error Benjamin Franklin was not President of the United States from 1785 to 1788. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of the infographics here They were presented in creative and engaging ways The colors are attractive and capture my attention, the design is amazing It covers such a wide range of topics, and it was fun to read about them even though it ll go down the forgot about it drain It did give me several interesting things to research and read about, such as 1 The most and least light polluted places I hate hate hate that humans don t get to experience total darkness it drives me insane This infographic made me want to pack my bags and move to Western Australia Tanzania Africa.2 The various constellations in the know universe, the Markanian Galaxy, the supergiant elliptical galaxy in the virgo constellation, the Huge LQQ in the Large Quasar Group.3 the most remote places in the world, least populated places on earth, places with no cell phone coverage, in which Myanmar is one of them I got really shocked at that one.4 The most and least polluted airs on
The only value of this book is for examples of what NOT to do for infographics The agreed goal is to help data be self explanatory the charts in this book require squinting and head scratching because the important relationships are hidden behind superficial, ill considered flash. 80 .09 12 2018 Good book with good information and illustration however, it mentions a lot of numbers which cannot be remembered The infographics are really nice unfortunately, after finding one data point error Benjamin Franklin was never a US President I have to question the entire book s fact checking. I bought this as a part of my toilet library for guests to read when they are indisposed its a great little book of strange facts a lot of them earth space related great Fun.
- 160 pages
- Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything
- Thomas Eaton
- 20 May 2017 Thomas Eaton