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Auf einen Blick

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There are times in your life when you find yourself pondering basic general knowledge questions and your gaps in information. So, if you've passed through education and still find yourself asking "Where's your liver?" or "What beats a full house in poker?" and are too embarrassed to ask, this book can help. Visual Aid provides the answers to the little questions in life in ...more
Published 2010 by Knesebeck (first published 2008)
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Dec 21, 2008 Tori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned a lot from this book. This was one of those books I picked up in the bookstore and had to own. I've been especially interested in infographics recently and this book is a few hundred pages of, exactly as the title implies, visual aids, to remembering everything from the colors of the rainbow to cuts of beef. I also learned that there was a different sign language for the US and UK and it shows both. I'm now inspired to learn the phonetic alphabet, the wine regions of France and Italy a ...more
Fernando Nunes
A light book that you can read when you haven't other to do it. Nice design and good graphics.
Feb 20, 2011 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, non-fiction
Some of the visualizations in this book were striking... Most however, were pretty ordinary and more confusing than insightful. Additionally (and though I probably shouldn't have been surprised) they were all done in the same style and seemed to have the same 'take' on things. So one visualization for how something worked would be imagined in the same way as how something else worked. Likewise for size, scale, etc.
Apr 28, 2009 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cool book. It literally is page after page of illustrations of things you should know, for example Henry VIII's wives, the comparative sizes of the planets in the solar system, hands of poker and the make up of the human eye.

Great to browse through and very cool for kids.
Marijn Scholtus
Aug 03, 2009 Marijn Scholtus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, english
Bought at the Design Museum in London, funny little book that lives up to its title with loads of infographics on many, many things. From baking pancakes to the size of fictional space ships, it’s there.
Onellyantie Chuah
I think I must have been a daydreamer during my high school time or else, I wouldn't have not know everything in this book.

A lot of information, general knowledge, but doesn't necessarily useful to know.
Michael Lenz
Dec 01, 2009 Michael Lenz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book and was delighted to find out they have just opened the Visual Aid Shop an online shop of all the pages as posters:
Nov 25, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a creative media specialist, this is a go-to source for interesting visual presentation of ideas.
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