We live in a fast-paced, visual age. If you are a data visualization nerd, this is for you. National Geographic’s masterpiece Infographics which compiles 128 years of the magazine’s best infographics into a single 480-page anthology. In this new anthology, TASCHEN and National Geographic gather the magazine’s best infographics of the past 128 years.
The book is divided into the following categories:
- The Planet
- Being Human
- Animal World
- World of Plants
- Science and Technology
National Geographic’s Infographics Synopsis
Through [the book] we encounter the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the mysterious origins of the Easter Island statues, Cleopatra’s Alexandria and a history of Hawaiian surfboarding, all distilled in expert, accessible graphic form.We discover how our genetic patterns have been pieced together over the years or how hip-hop emerged as a cultural heavyweight; we get to grips with global warming, and explore our ever-expanding study of an ever-expanding universe.
With an essay by Nigel Holmes, charting the evolution of National Geographic over the decades and its pioneering use of graphics, as well as four fold-outs mimicking original pull-outs or inserts in the magazine, the book stands as a defining record of one of the world’s best-known publications as much as it is a beautifully presented repository of discovery and learning.
This 10″ x 15″ hardcover is a perfect coffee table companion that you’ll want to reference over and over.