Seeing the Bigger Picture
Publication Date: 04/10/2012
About the Book
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 illustrated visuals, rather than dry words and traditional graphs or pie charts, which represent the data as well as the context of the study. In this book, readers can discover a wealth of facts about each country across many topical subjects, including: Cancer survival; Childhood mortality; Church attendance; Cinema attendance; Carbon dioxide emissions; Coca-Cola consumption; Defence spending; Football attendances; Government debt; House prices; Hours of sunshine; Illegal drug consumption; Immigration; Lifespan; Literacy Murder rates; Number of children per family; Personal debt; Pet ownership; Population density; Rainfall; Smoking; Weight, and more. Informative, fun and easy to understand, all readers will enjoy seeing the bigger picture behind the world we live in.
Publication Date: 01/04/2014
About the Book
Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? Have an interest in word affairs, with no time to trawl through periodicals, immerse yourself in the written facts, or disentangle complex data?
Information needn't be boring. Seeing the Bigger Picture is jam-packed with fascinating global statistics in a visually-arresting and easily digestible format. These formidable facts and figures are displayed on illustrated double-page spreads, representing the data as well as the context of each study.
Which country: Spends the most on defense? Is the biggest recipient of overseas aid? Works the longest hours? Has the most dangerous roads? Invests the largest amount in clean energy? Drinks the most bottled water? Has the oldest population?
Seeing the Bigger Picture is a visual encyclopedia for the information age. Enlightening, entertaining, and often surprising, it contains specially commissioned infographics that bring statistics to life and offer a truly global perspective on a range of topical subjects – offering a unique new way of understanding the world.
- 'Swapping dry words for colourful, illustrated visuals, it covers everything from hours of sunshine and which are the richest nations to online dating and plastic surgery', Thomas Cook Travel