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Life's Mysteries, Why Hot Women Love Taco Bell, and Much, Much Less are Finally Explained in a Way the Rest of Us Can Understand—With 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

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 13th 2011 by Ulysses Press (first published October 11th 2011)
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Richard

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 again

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Randy
Exploring how to visualize data, this book gave a glimpse of how information can be displayed in easy to access bits. Flow charts, graphs, tables...all can display information in a way that is fun and easy to understand. The topics of these infographics range from the ridiculous to the just plain odd.

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.

I w
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Deanna
If there's such as thing as a sophomoric design book, this is it. Obviously written by young men for men (of any age, really, since men never really grow up). My husband and two teenage sons found it wildly entertaining. Me, not so much.
Dale
There's not much info, and the graphics are just OK, but this is a helluva funny little book. If you're looking for facts visualized you're in luck. If you want those facts to be true, you'll be a little disappointed.
GlenK
Very clever and a quick read. Reminds me of GraphJam but with better graphics. The book could have been longer though.
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Patrick Casey is a screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian and author. His film credits include "National Lampoon's Dorm Daze," "Gamebox 1.0," and the upcoming Fox film "Shotgun Wedding."

He grew up in Minnesota, attended Boston University, and now cohabitates in Los Angeles with a super-intelligent, time-travelling cat named Sokka who has recently returned from ancient Roman times in a time machin
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