The World Reduced to Infographics: From Bodily Functions by Popularity and Five Reasons You're Not Fat Enough to the Sociopathic Nature of Cats and Repressive Society Ratings: Footloose to 1984
Life's Mysteries, Why Hot Women Love Taco Bell, and Much, Much Less are Finally Explained in a Way the Rest of Us Can UnderstandWith Flashy Color Graphics
Whether it’s from the classy New York Times, trashy USA Today, or edgy Huffington Post, Americans are bombarded with infographics. Illustrated gold bars explain budget deficits and photos of marching protesters on a Mid...more
Funny. Irreverent. Very shareable. At about 6 by 6 inches, it's the perfect size for a gift.
The World Reduced to Infographics covers all kinds of important subjects with tongue firmly in cheek. The diagram of terrestrial strata moves down past morlocks and sand worms to indicate that the center of the earth is made of Tootsie Roll. A decision-tree flowchart helps you determine the proper course of action after inadvertently passing gas. And a comparison of captains shows how Cook lines up agai...more
I picked this book up as I have been working on infographics with my students, and this gave some tips on what kid of data to display.
I finished the book, well it was very short and easy to read.
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However, I had to work hard at being interested in actually reading it instead of just flipping thru the pages. The introduction mentions this being a "bathroom" book, but I don't think I would even be interested in that scenario.
He grew up in Minnesota, attended Boston University, and now cohabitates in Los Angeles with a super-intelligent, time-traveling cat named Sokka.