Once upon a time, National Geographic decided to transform information into the best infographics you have ever seen. The story begins with art, design and scientific information. Here is how National Geographic and TASCHEN tell it…
“Back in the days when the information age was a distant dream and the world a more mysterious place, National Geographic began its mission to reveal the wonders of history, popular science, and culture to eager audiences around the globe. Since that 1888 launch, the world has changed; empires have risen and crumbled and a galaxy of information is today only a click away. But National Geographic endures; its calm, authoritative voice is as respected as ever amid the surfeit of data in our daily lives.”
The result is a book that collects 128 years of visual information. In 480 pages, you can see the best infographics produced by National Geographic.
Yes, the infographics really catch you attention. However, the book also contains the history of National Geographic evolution towards visual information. From the pioneering use of infographics to the current days.
And if you think this cannot get better, let me prove you wrong. The whole thing is also connected to the magazine mission: Be an anchor of knowledge and a wunderkammer of discovery for young and old alike.
Ready to a see a couple of the best infographics selected to be in the book? Here they are!
The brain in slumber
The world of flowers
Columbia Spacelab 1
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