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Seeing the Bigger Picture: Global Infographics

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Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? Not a day goes by without such facts and figures being quoted in the media for us all to ponder or discuss at the pub. Seeing the Bigger Picture is jam-packed with fascinating statistics about countries the world over. Each chart displays information using ill ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 4th 2012 by Michael O'Mara (first published October 1st 2012)
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Feb 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I am a sucker for infographics ...and the ones in this book were good enough to draw me on through 187 pages of prettily-presented statistics. A good list of sources is given at the end of the book.

More negatively, the book is rather out of date. It was published in 2012, and most of the data is from papers dated 2010 or 2011. Secondly the UK and USA are sometimes not included in the countries given, which is odd considering the publisher is British. Thirdly one is just given a taster of the wor
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Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Good infographics, interesting way to look at data about a variety of things. Obviously not enough about Canada, but the target audience is American. Quick read.
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I started out in media, working at BBC Radio Four and Five Live before going on to work at LBC. From there I found my spiritual home working with Ben Schott, starting out as researcher on the Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany. I went on to help develop the format for Schott’s Almanac, working as Assistant Editor on the first two books before rising to become UK & Series Editor on the four sub ...more

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