National Geographic Global Atlas

A Comprehensive Picture of the World Today with More Than 300 New Maps, Infographics, and Illustrations

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 9781426212017

Category: Reference

Page: 335

View: 9747

Provides cartographic coverage of Earth, discussing vital geographic issues as reflected in thematic maps and infographics that cover topics ranging from climate change and population growth to civil strife and freshwater scarcity.

Food Infographics: a Visual Guide to Culinary Pleasures

Author: Simone Klabin

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836568487

Category:

Page: 480

View: 4978

Delicious Data A compendium of cooking, eating, and drinking infographics Amid our ever-growing consumption of deft data vizualization, nothing makes for tastier morsels than the fine art of food and dining. Ushering the cookery book into the future, this volume gathers the best infographics of all things eating, drinking, and cuisine, from conversion charts for measurements to cookie recipes, cocktails, and stress-free party planning. A must-have for every 21st-century foodie, this is gastro-guidance at its most visually appealing as much as expert. Want to master sashimi? Know the secret to perfectly grilled steak? Wow guests with your own dry martini? Food Infographics has all the answers and more, using the best culinary graphics to answer kitchen conundrums in lively, simple, and memorable form. You'll find infographics on all the food groups, from grains and pulses to fruits and vegetables to fish, meat, and poultry. Recipe inspirations include soups, sandwiches, snacks, sweet treats, and just-right dressings. Other sections cover flavor pairings, baking, beverages, cooking tools and techniques, and coffee and tea. The book opens with a historic survey of food imagery, exploring how and where we have used pictures to enjoy, prepare, and serve food and drink, from Egyptian hieroglyphics for flatbread to 19th-century classics such as Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. Slick, smart, and packed full of perfect nuggets of advice, Food Infographics rounds up a delightful visual exploration of food and dining as much as an indispensable collection of everyday tips, techniques, and deliciousness. "Food Infographics is filled with curiosities and useful information on the ways we eat, drink, and enjoy food." -- Simone Klabin Text in English, French, and German

James Lovelock Et Al

The Earth and I

Author: James Lovelock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836551113

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 1152

The big picture An essential illustrated collection of earth and human science for curious minds of all ages "We are buried beneath mountains of fast accumulating data. In such circumstances, this book, rather than adding to the data load, aims to offer real understanding." -James Lovelock Human beings are extraordinary creatures. Intelligent, agile, and curious, we have adapted and invented our way to becoming the most important species on the planet. So great is the extent of our influence, that many speak of a new geological era, the Anthropocene, an age defined by human-induced change to the blue and green globe we call home. Our lofty status comes with responsibility as much as possibility: How should we approach our present and future? What knowledge should we carry with us? Conceived by James Lovelock, inventor of the Gaia theory, this illustrated essay collection brings together an all-star line-up of thinkers and scientists to offer essential understanding about who we are, how we live, and where we might be going. Much as the Gaia theory considers our earth as an integrated whole of living systems, The Earth and I encourages holistic understanding. Across 12 chapters, we take in both the intricate details and immense structures of our species and our planet, from our ever-expanding universe to our minuscule but mighty cells. We see stellar explosions and the layers of life beneath our feet, delve into the neuroscience of decision-making, get to grips with our climate, and contemplate our increasing intimacy with technology. The book's world-class contributors include quantum physicist Lisa Randall, Astronomer Royal Martin Rees, Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist Edward O. Wilson, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel. With lively illustrations from British artist Jack Hudson, the result is an inspiration for curious minds young and old, and a trusted tool kit for an informed and enlightened future.

Around the World in 125 Years - Europe

Author: Reuel Golden

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836568807

Category: Photography

Page: 336

View: 4754

From Iceland to Italy Europe photographed by the best For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with incredible photography and gripping stories spanning the four corners of the earth and the deepest oceans. Inspired from our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates over 200 captivating images, sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, including just under 40 new photographs. Traversing travel, history, culture, social documentary, and conservation, this compendium is in equal parts a breathtaking homage to the spirit and diversity of Europe, and a unique tribute to the world's most famous photography magazine. National Geographic pioneered the aesthetic of the photo essay, while continually pushing the medium's technical boundaries to both entertain and enlighten its millions of loyal readers. Our trans-continental journey through time and space spans across all corners of Europe, from the snow-specked peaks of Finland to the frothy soap discos of Ibiza, from the serene blue waters of the Greek Islands to the Lascaux cave paintings of Southern France. We witness the hair-rising eruption of Surtsey in Iceland, where lightning rips through the volcano's clouds in otherworldly hues of purple; lose ourselves among flowers and babushka-wrapped heads in Russia's Volgograd marketplace; and tread carefully behind climbers across a crevasse in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way, we absorb the culture of the some of the world's greatest cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, Vienna, Stockholm, Moscow, and many others. National Geographic: Europe leaves no stone unturned in its ultimate voyage through the precious jewels and hidden facets of the European continent. From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, this is both a celebration of the power of photography and a unique trip to the soul of Europe.

By the Numbers

Author: National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426320728

Category: Communication

Page: 256

View: 4466

Boost your math-brain power! Discover the amazing world of numbers and the real-world wonders they represent through creative, totally "gettable" infographics. Colourful illustrated graphs, word clouds, pie charts, maps, photography, comparative images, and more illuminate the math behind statistics, trends, measurements, and more that we encounter every day. Infographics cover subjects kids care about and can apply to daily living, such as money, food, green living, technology, how things work, and much more. Awesome Q&As with "numbers" people such as computer programmers, sports statisticians, and more show how math is a cool and useful tool.

The Best American Infographics 2016

Author: Gareth Cook,Robert Krulwich

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544867084

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3569

“When it comes to infographics…the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensual—and often immediate. A good graphic says ‘See what I see!’ and either you do or you don’t. The best ones…pull you right in, and won’t let you go.” —From the introduction by Robert Krulwich The year’s most “awesome” (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways—from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing project on postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship. The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politics—including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographics—“the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful” (Scientific American). ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of Radiolab and a science correspondent for NPR. He writes, draws, and cartoons at Curiously Krulwich, where he synthesizes scientific concepts into colorful, one-of-a-kind blog posts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, and has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.

By the Numbers 2. 0

Author: National Geographic Kids

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426325282

Category: Communication

Page: 256

View: 5481

Presents number-related facts, including the estimated age of the universe, the average speed of a woodpecker's pecks, the amount of protein in a grasshopper, the number of red blood cells in a human body, and the melting point of gold.

The Best American Infographics 2015

Author: Gareth Cook

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544579240

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 8415

Praise for The Best American Infographics “Represent[s] the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful.”—Scientific American “Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic.”—Nature “Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understanding.” —Kim Rees, Periscopic The most creative and effective data visualizations from the past year, edited by Brain Pickings creator Maria Popova The rise of infographics across nearly all print and electronic media—from a graphic illuminating the tweets of the women of Isis to a memorable depiction of the national geography of beer—reveals patterns in our lives and the world in often startling ways. The Best American Infographics 2015 showcases visualizations from the worlds of politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more. From an elegant graphic comparison of first sentences in classic novels to a startling illustration of the world’s deadliest animals, “You’ll come away with more than your share of . . . mind-bending moments—and a wide-ranging view of what infographics can do” (Harvard Business Review). “This is what information design does at its best – it gives pause, makes visible the unsuspected yet significant invisibilia of life, and by astonishing us into mobilization, it catapults us toward one of the greatest feats of human courage: the act of changing one’s mind.”—from the Introduction by Maria Popova Guest introducer MARIA POPOVA is the one-woman curation machine behind Brain Pickings, a cross-disciplinary blog showcasing content that makes people smarter. She has more than half a million monthly readers and over 480,000 Twitter followers. Popova is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow and has written for the New York Times, Atlantic, Wired UK, GOOD Magazine, The Huffington Post, and the Nieman Journalism Lab. Series editor GARETH COOK is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American’s neuroscience blog. He helped invent the Boston Globe’s Sunday Ideas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared in NewYorker.com, WIRED, Scientific American, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing.

Castles

Capture These Facts, Photos, and Fun to Be King of the Castle!

Author: Crispin Boyer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7783

Examines the evolution of castles, explores the daily life of the people living there, and shares stories of sieges.

Visual Journalism

Infographics from the World's Best Newsrooms and Designers

Author: Javier Errea

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899559194

Category: Information visualization

Page: 256

View: 1522

As the world grows more complex, some of the best stories are told through visuals - infographics. From election results to catastrophes to wars to scientific discoveries: the stream of data we are exposed to daily becomes ever more complicated. Infographics help make sense of it, transforming difficult to grasp facts and figures into accessible visualizations. Print media are increasingly making successful use of them. Visual Journalism reveals the masters of this discipline and their finest works. The portraits of studios and individuals within this compendium illustrate how the world of infographics continues to evolve as it informs data and graphic trends. A visual revolution showcases the myriad possibilities of non-verbal communication.

Holmes. Crazy Competitions

Author: Nigel Holmes

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836539081

Category:

Page: 216

View: 1269

Amazing Craze A guide to the world's weirdest, most thrilling contests Whether it's flinging frozen rats or parading in holly evergreens, racing snails or carrying wives, human beings have long displayed their creativity in wild, odd, and sometimes just wonderful rituals and competitions. To show what lengths we'll go to uphold our eccentric customs, British American graphic designer Nigel Holmes channels his belief in the power of hilarity to bring together a bewilderingly funny tour around the globe in search of incredible events, all dryly explained with brilliant infographics in WOW! 100 Crazy Contests and Celebrations from around the World. You'll encounter the startling facts behind peat-bog snorkelling in Wales (wet suits recommended), hotdog-swallowing in the USA (tip: avoid breakfast), or who can make a baby cry quickest in Japan. Through this gallimaufry of gamesmanship and passion, an endearingly warm and affectionate portrait of human endeavor and good humor emerges as Holmes proves, page after page, that when it comes to feats of bravery, endurance, or sheer nonsense, the world is united as one in the fine, and often hilarious, way of celebrating culture. "This book is all about the infinite joie de vivre that cultures across the world can offer. Through humorous infographics, Nigel Holmes reveals how humankind is united by the spirit of good-natured competition." -- Julius Wiedemann

Ultimate Weird But True

1,000 Wild and Wacky Facts and Photos!

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426308647

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7948

Presents facts, brief stories, and photos on topics including extreme hotels, freaky foods, and crazy art, showing that fact can be as weird as fiction.

Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space

Author: Stuart Lowe,Chris North

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 9781781316450

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 5446

In this truly mind-blowing book, we use cutting edge infographics to illuminate - in a new and unique way - the most amazing places and objects that modern science has laid bare.

The Zoomable Universe

An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing

Author: Caleb Scharf

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374279748

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 5931

An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on cutting-edge science, they begin at the limits of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters—about 93 billion light-years. And they end in the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters, where the fabric of space-time itself confounds all known rules of physics. In between are galaxies, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, microorganisms, atoms, and much, much more. Stops along the way—all enlivened by Scharf’s sparkling prose and his original insights into the nature of our universe—include the brilliant core of the Milky Way, the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and a sea of jostling quarks. The Zoomable Universe is packed with more than 100 original illustrations and infographics that will captivate readers of every age. It is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to its subatomic depths—in short, a must-have for the shelves of all explorers.

The Best American Infographics 2013

Author: Gareth Cook

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547973373

Category: Art

Page: 165

View: 7955

Showcases examples of data visualization from 2012 selected from print and electronic media, offering insight into the present-day convergence of art and knowledge as it influences such areas as politics, culture, economics, and science.

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

Author: Manuel Lima

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895845

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 8333

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects—architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. Clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed alongside the trefoil biohazard symbol, symbols of the Christian trinity, and the Olympic rings; and a diagram revealing the characteristics of ten thousand porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative history of the circle, and a preface describes his unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

View: 1802

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.

Infographic Guide to Science

Author: Tom Cabot

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 9780008129361

Category:

Page: 256

View: 5254

Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence. Following each stage of the development of the material Universe, from the first cataclysmic moments to the emergence of human and machine intelligence, the Infographic Guide to Science presents the unfolding science that lies behind and between then and now. Starting from the point of physical origin, the book moves through quarks, atoms, molecules and stars; to planet building, organic chemistry, the emergence of life, sentience; and finally on to the human mind and its quest to understand the Universe through exploration and science. Spectacular visuals reveal unexpected insights into how the world really works, covering all the major branches of scientific understanding. Using vast amounts of information to cross-reference a breadth of different subject areas, the book features physics, cosmology, chemistry, earth science, biology, nano-science, medicine, engineering and computer technology. It illuminates, inspires and amazes us with visually striking and information-rich infographics.