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Seeing the Bigger Picture: Global Infographics [Kindle Edition]

Claire Cock-Starkey
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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.


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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)

About the Author

Claire Cock-Starkey is a freelance writer and editor and the former series editor for "Schott's Almanac."

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Claire Cock-Starkey is a freelance writer and editor specialising in non-fiction books.

Claire worked with Ben Schott for seven years, starting as a researcher on his Sporting, Gaming and Idling Miscellany before going on to help develop the format for the bestselling Schott's Almanac.

Claire worked as Series Editor on all six UK editions of Schott's Almanac and the three German and American editions.

Claire is now working on her own writing projects.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Seeing the Bigger Picture - great book! 2 Nov. 2012
By Madge
Format:Hardcover
I love this book - it's full of really interesting and unexpected facts! The infographics are unlike anything I have seen before - contemporary, colourful and very engaging. I would highly recommend it as a gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bigger picture 11 Oct. 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my 14 yr old - absolutely loves it and showed friends who were also suitably impressed. Thank you
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2.0 out of 5 stars Old data, not very well presented 5 April 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Got this as a gift for my wife who's a big fan of Information is Beautiful and stuff like that. The data in the book isn't very up to date though, and some of the graphical representations are really poor - not bringing the numbers to life, but looking like someone on work experience has been asked to come up with a graph at 4pm on a Friday.

Couldn't recommend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Random, Informative 21 Mar. 2014
By Edna85
Format:Hardcover
Very well illurstrated, would recommend for teenagers and adults. The book is very informative, comparing infographics from old age, heritage sites and birth rates.
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