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Infographic Guide to Life, the Universe and Everything

By Thomas Eaton

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

Insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams will bring fascinating scientific phenomena to life.

Insightful, clever and stunning, these infographic diagrams will bring fascinating scientific phenomena to life.

100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics reveal the secrets of life, the universe and everything!

Discover unique, witty and surprising facts about all sorts of natural phenomena, from the secrets of the universe to the wonders of natural science and the impenetrable dimensions of quantum physics. Scientific facts are presented in a memorable, surprising and illuminating way.

More than just a book of words, with graphs, Venn diagrams and charts, this book provides a unique overview of surprising and fantastic aspects of life, the universe and everything in 100 unique infographics.

Discover:

Driving You Crazy - The theory of a major city's traffic flow system explained

Is the Earth in danger? The Torino Scale - Assesses the impact hazard associated with near-Earth objects, such as asteroids and comets

Mass Extinction Events - Comparisons according to: When they happened, what caused them, which organisms were affected and what percentage of total species were killed off

What is a Greenhouse gas? - What makes up the 'greenhouse house' and who's emitting the most - comparison by country and cause of emission

Future Population Pyramid - How we are ageing via pyramids for each continent

Biographical Notes

Thomas Eaton was born in Harrogate and studied history at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Following a spell in magazine publishing, he has spent more than a decade working on TV quiz programmes. He writes a weekly quiz for The Guardian and is the author of the best-selling Book of Secrets (Andrews, McMeel, 2008).

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844037889
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2014
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Cassell
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