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The visual miscellaneum : a colorful guide to the world's most consequential trivia

Author: David McCandless
Publisher: New York : Collins Design, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Brings to life the world and its issues, using graphs, charts and illustrations for everything from sushi ingredients to mixed martial arts, celebrity marriage to Afghanistan, and video-game sales to how long condiments take to spoil.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McCandless
ISBN: 9780061748363 0061748366
OCLC Number: 310399331
Description: 255 p. : col. ill., col. maps, charts ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pop : BIllion-dollar-o-gram ; Books everyone should read ; The 'in' colours ; The 'interesting' colours ; SImple part I ; International number ones ; Better than Bacon ; Who clever are you? Types of facial hair ; Good news ; Immortality ; Red vs blue ; Simple part II ; Most popular US girls' names ; Most popular US boys' names --
Web : Looking for love online ; The one machine ; Internet virals ; YouTubes ; Google insights ; The great firewall of China ; Articles of war ; Virtual kingdoms ; Avatars ; Fast internet ; The clouds ; Selling your soul --
Thought : Left vs. right ; Three's a magic number ; What is consciousness? ; Colours and culture ; Stages of you ; World religions ; Moral matrix ; Postmodernism ; Being defensive ; Enneagram --
Nature : Tons of carbon ; Which fish are okay to eat? ; Stock check ; 30 years makes a difference ; Carbon conscious ; Rising sea levels ; The carbon dioxide cycle ; Extinct ; Kyoto targets ; 30 years makes a difference II ; Tons of carbon II ; Amphilbian extinction rates ; Bee limit warning --
Science : Creationism vx. evolutionism ; Creation myths ; The book of you ; The book of me ; Personal computer evolution ; Low resolution ; Climate sceptics vs the consensus ; Nature vs nuture ; The future of energy ; the future of the future --
Health : Snake oil? ; The remedy ; Wat are athe chances? ; Some things you can't avoid ; Body by ; Microbes most dangerous ; Cosmetic ingredients ; Things that'll give you cancer ; Alternative medicine --
Food : Taste buds ; The poison ; The remedy ; Salad dressings ; Not nice ; Pass the ... ; Types of coffee ; Daily diets ; Calories in, calories out ; Vintage years ; Feeding frenzy --
Power : Who runs the world? ; Who really runs the world? ; Behind every great man ; Peter's projection ; The Middle East ; The Middle East: some context --
Life : 20th century death ; Dangers of death ; Varieties of romantic relationships ; Motive, timing and delivery ; Man's humanity to man --
Film : Timelines ; 22 stories ; Most profitable stories 2007 ; Most profitable stories 2008 ; Most profitable stories ever --
Media : Mountains out of molehills ; X is the new black ; In 25 words or less ; Types of information viz ; The media jungle --
Music : Dance genre-ology ; Rock genre-ology ; Most successful rock bands.
Responsibility: David McCandless.

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Brings to life the world and its issues, using graphs, charts and illustrations for everything from sushi ingredients to mixed martial arts, celebrity marriage to Afghanistan, and video-game sales to how long condiments take to spoil.

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."..like a Harper's Index that's sprung to life....For a book that's as much about the online universe as it is a product of it, The Visual Miscellaneum is surprisingly timeless....The Visual Read more...

 
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