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The Infographic History of the World

by Valentina D'Efilippo

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This should have been really interesting. The commentary really detracted from the diagrams and the diagrams seemed ill-chosen. ( )
  themulhern | Aug 8, 2017 |
Corny. The writing is corny. The visual metaphors are corny. For too many of the infographics, there were long explanations and ancillary diagrams for how to read them. This arbitrary icon means this, that arbitrary icon means that, this icon represents some arbitrary number of items, like 29 of whatever unit. Right, I'm going to add up multiples of small primes in my head. There's no rhyme or reason other than what fits on the page (and not even then, many of the graphics bleed off the edge) and what's cute. ( )
  encephalical | Jan 18, 2017 |
Interesting, but not as revelatory as I had hoped. Perhaps I've just seen enough infographics in other books with an historical slant to be underwhelmed by this targetted effort. ( )
  annbury | Nov 13, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007506155, Hardcover)

The History of the World, but not as you know it. A new type of history is here - all 13.8 billion years of it, exploded into a visually jaw-dropping feast of facts, trends and timelines that tell you everything you'd ever want to know about the history of the world. From the primordial soup to the technological revolution of the 21st century, interesting stuff has been going on; and ever since prehistoric man scratched the first tally markings into a damp cave wall, we've been counting and measuring it all. Which historic warriors conquered the most territory, killed the most people, or had the largest empire? When did everything evolve? Which languages are related to which? What's been invented and when? Where are we being born, and what are we dying of? Which countries are eating all the food, causing all the pollution and taking all the drugs? A story of civilisation and barbarism, of war and peace, this is history done in a new way - a beautifully designed collection of the most insightful and revealing trends that tell us what the human race has been up to, and where we're heading.

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A new type of history is here - all 13.7 billion years of it, exploded into a visually jaw-dropping feast of facts, trends and timelines that tell you everything you'd ever want to know about the history of the world.

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