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The World Reduced to Infographics: From Hollywood's Life Lessons and Doomed Cities of the U.S. to Sociopathic Cats and What Your Drink Order Says About You Paperback – December 13, 2011
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On the kindle, the book weighs in at 481 small pages, with the captions for a picture occasionally being cut onto the next page. It's mildly confusing, but otherwise fine. Some of the smallest text used in the info-graphs needs zooming in to read, or at least did on my computer.
Things I liked: the book is genuinely funny in parts; light enough to blast through without feeling guilty about wasting time and actually comes with a bibliography for the various `facts' used! I also liked the introduction, but I'll come back to that later.
Things I disliked: It's a little short, as it doesn't take much time to read each info-graph. Despite an excellent start, the book does lose a little of the coherence of the sets of ideas towards the end. The result feels like the first section was written to present to the publisher, and the tail end was rushed out on a deadline.
As a student, things could always be cheaper. I don't think I'd pay $10 for this again; the bulk of it is just too similar to what you can find online for free. At $3 it'd be an absolute bargain, so maybe $4 for the kindle version? It's not like there's huge printing costs associated.
As I mentioned at the start of the review, I bought it thinking it was a primer on designing infographs. Well, it certainly provides dozens of examples.Read more ›
Also, who knew Michael Crichton was 6'9"? Really? I had no idea.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a very interesting book and is very small in size... Also, the data in the book is pretty dull...Published on November 9, 2013 by Dictionary
the book has lots of great infographics but should come with a magnifying glass. the book is actually like 4 inches square!!!!Published on October 13, 2013 by jk pendleton
Read the reviews (and the book title) before taking this book too seriously... It's meant to be a humor book first and foremost, so don't bother to look for any deep academic... Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Kevin Carlson
What's with all the "off-color" jokes? Very juvenile. The topic is good but the execution would appeal mostly to adolescent males rather than professionals.Published on December 30, 2012 by NYNM
I was shopping for a few infographics books for a student assignment as stumbled across this. For less than $15, how can you go wrong? Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by NorCalMod