UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD: The Atlas of Infographics

Book number: 93057 Product format: Hardback Author: SANDRA RENDGEN & J. WIEDEMANN

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Hot off the press and weighing in at a spectacular 2.35kg with glossy purple, pink, fluorescent pink and orange and yellow and lime page edges and on glossy white paper, extraordinary statistics are brought to life on nature and environment, science and technology, economy and development, society and people and culture and media. This superb and selective history of graphic information begins with medieval maps of the world and Portolan charts to navigate the oceans, mapping the body and knowledge, the Universe and planets, dinosaur timeline, currents of air showing the global wind system as it was perceived in the mid 19th century, tsunamis, where fish are caught, a world of sensations and a fantastic voyage of the incredible shrinking robots, racial inequality and the Corona virus, waste in space, imports and exports and a woman's place in the economy, Africa missing infrastructures, disputed areas of the world. In the centre pages is a spectacular triple gatefold showing on one side gun nations and states, on the other gay acceptance where countries like Spain and Germany have become more accepting of homosexuality. Foods, unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene, a guide to coffee and a cocktail chart of film and literature, the periodic table of heavy metals, comic characters and the football clubs of Europe in a spectacular double page map, this is a very special coffee table book featuring 280 colourful graphics, seven fold-out spreads and all focussing on the 21st century but including some historical masterpieces. 456pp, 21.59 x 33.02cm. Text in three languages, new full price from Taschen.
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ISBN 9783836594967
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