Knowledge Is Beautiful: A Visual Miscellaneum of Compelling Information

by David Mccandless

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 10, 2014 | Hardcover

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In this sequel to the bestselling bookThe Visual Miscellaneum, author David McCandless uses stunning and unique visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded with information, from television, from newspapers, from the Internet, we''re steeped in it. We need a way to relate to it. Enter David McCandless and his stunning infographics, simple, elegant ways to interact with information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. McCandless creates visually stunning displays that blend the facts with their connections, contexts, and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful. And his genius is as much in finding fresh ways to provocatively combine datasets as it is in finding new ways to show the results.

Knowledge is Beautifulis a fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, all of it bearing the hallmark of David McCandless''s boundary-breaking, signature style. The captivating follow-up to the bestsellerThe Visual Miscellaneum, Knowledge is Beautifuloffers a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, with more connectivity between the pages, a greater exploration of causes and consequences, and a more inclusive global outlook. With a portion of its content crowd-sourced from McCandless''s international following,Knowledge is Beautifulachieves a revolutionary and democratic look at the key issues from questions on history and politics, the facts of science, streams of literature, and much more.

This is a project that will truly push the boundaries of books everywhere, providing insights into our world in a way never seen before.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 10 × 7.88 × 0.77 in

Published: October 10, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062188224

ISBN - 13: 9780062188229

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Knowledge Is Beautiful: A Visual Miscellaneum of Compelling Information

by David Mccandless

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 pages, 10 × 7.88 × 0.77 in

Published: October 10, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062188224

ISBN - 13: 9780062188229

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In this sequel to the bestselling bookThe Visual Miscellaneum, author David McCandless uses stunning and unique visuals to reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works.

Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded with information, from television, from newspapers, from the Internet, we''re steeped in it. We need a way to relate to it. Enter David McCandless and his stunning infographics, simple, elegant ways to interact with information too complex or abstract to grasp any way but visually. McCandless creates visually stunning displays that blend the facts with their connections, contexts, and relationships, making information meaningful, entertaining, and beautiful. And his genius is as much in finding fresh ways to provocatively combine datasets as it is in finding new ways to show the results.

Knowledge is Beautifulis a fascinating spin through the world of visualized data, all of it bearing the hallmark of David McCandless''s boundary-breaking, signature style. The captivating follow-up to the bestsellerThe Visual Miscellaneum, Knowledge is Beautifuloffers a deeper, more ranging look at the world and its history, with more connectivity between the pages, a greater exploration of causes and consequences, and a more inclusive global outlook. With a portion of its content crowd-sourced from McCandless''s international following,Knowledge is Beautifulachieves a revolutionary and democratic look at the key issues from questions on history and politics, the facts of science, streams of literature, and much more.

This is a project that will truly push the boundaries of books everywhere, providing insights into our world in a way never seen before.

About the Author

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.