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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crown House Publishing (May 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904424562
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904424567
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Invaluable in helping students and educators to learn skills that are appropriate for communicating in today s increasingly visual world. --Dee Dickinson, Chief Learning Officer, New Horizons for Learning

A wonderful, inviting workbook that gives you the basic tools for speaking visual language--the new international auxiliary language. --Robert E. Horn, author of Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

A wonderful, inviting workbook that gives you the basic tools for “speaking” visual language--the new international auxiliary language. --Robert E. Horn, author of Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

About the Author

Nancy Margulies and Christine Valenza, two of the best-known visual facilitators in the business world, bring their expertise to the classroom and share their secrets for conveying complex ideas simply. If one picture is worth a thousand words, this book is worth millions.

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Nancy began her career as an author with a call from Zephyr Press (Tucson, AZ) asking if she could write a "book on doodling". She wrote, Mapping Inner Space, a book that goes way beyond doodling and inspires parents, teachers and learners of all ages to learn to put their ideas on paper using images and limited words. The book was a best-seller for a decade for Zephyr Press and as a result they asked Nancy to create comics for them videos, and other products that helped students understand the ways they are smart. Nancy wen ton to write other books for various publishers and is currently completing a book about memories of childhood abuse that is illustrated like a watercolor journal. In addition Nancy has worked around the world with such well-respected authors as Peter Senge and Margaret Wheatley as well as with President Clinton, Al Gore and their Cabinet. Still reading? You may want to visit www.NancyMargulies.com

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83 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Lee Say Keng on September 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am quite disappointed by this new book & with the two authors, whose past work I am most familiar with. Having read (& reviewed with gusto!) the principal author's two earlier pieces of work i.e. Mapping InnerSpace, I find this book to be somewhat of a letdown.

It is natural that I would compare this book with `Mapping InnerSpace.' Much of the material in the new book has apparently been rehashed from the earlier work. The only new stuff I can find is the `symbolary' of easy-to-draw iconographs, which is now been re-organized from A to Z, & a handful of new `Mindscaping' application templates in the last chapter. That's it.

Surprisingly, the authors even continue to make use of the same Foreword, which goes back to the late 80's & which appeared in the first book.

I get this funny feeling that the new book has been based on perfunctory desk research & no attempt has been exerted to conduct some real field research to cover new developments or advancements. Worst of all, & sad to say, the material is still restricted to the authors' own limited field of work.

Based on my own exploration, the field of visual thinking has obviously made tremendous progress in the last few years, in both the educational & business arenas. A quick search & browse across the net will give readers a good appreciation of what has happened/is happening out there.

I actually expect the authors to provide a quick round-up (or snapshot) of developments & happenings with regard to new & exciting visual thinking applications across the educational as well as business realms. There have been abundant application variations as well as radical enhancements in the field of visual thinking for business professionals.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By B. T. Doyle on September 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
"I was brought up believing that "I cant draw" and I was hesitant to get this book, but I am so glad that I did! Reading and practicing with "Visual Thinking," I began to feel more confident in my ability to teach others using "pictures" that are worth more than a thousand words! There are so many students these days who have difficulties with language and comprehension when only the written word is used, but who are able to comprehend and express themselves very clearly and in detail when using symbols. So many wonderful templates are provided in the book that students and teachers can use to teach, learn,record information and review. Mapping with symbols as suggested in this book allows us to see connections that we might otherwise overlook. It is a fun text, easy to use and well done in every way! Thanks to the authors!"

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patt Sheldon on October 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
Visual Thinking is a book made for teachers who want to help their students use images and words to record ideas in a creative and memorable way. That is why I, as a middle school teacher, find it so appealing. The "symbolary" gives you hundreds of easy to draw images and there are many templates, too, that encourage visual thinking -- that is using visual metaphors to think through challenges, make plans and more. I think you will find many uses for this book! I certainly did.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dee Dickinson on October 5, 2005
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In this excellent new handbook on mind-mapping as an instructional tool, the authors include how to create mindscapes, easy ways to learn drawing skills, how to create and use symbols, and how to create mindscape templates for developing higher order thinking skills, problem-solving, studying, and goal-setting. Even those who believe they have never been able to draw, will find it easy to develop this skill. Included in this useful book is a "symbolary" of easy-to-draw iconographs that can be used to enrich communication and facilitate the understanding and learning of almost any subject. What a fine tool to have on hand for both teachers and students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan C. Rollins on July 28, 2008
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When talking to someone or a group of someones have you ever said "picture this"? Nancy Margulies and Christine Valenza do just that in their book Visual Thinking. Visual Thinking introduces you to the world of mindscaping. It is designed like your old grade school workbooks and is as simple to use. Don't let its simplicity put you off though as it is this simplicity which allows you to open your mind to a different communications style. In this workbook you trace, draw and practise the language of mindscapes, and mindmaps. Once learned this process will allow everyone you communicate with "picture this".
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