Ladies and gentleman: I present you with The Visual Miscellaneum - a book I want to cuddle with and keep forever. My blog has actually gotten to the point where I have more publicists offering to send books than I have time to review, which for a book worm is pretty cool! But when I heard that David McCandless of InformationIsBeautiful.net had a book coming out - I emailed them asking if I could have a review copy. Even better? I asked for two extras to give away (more details below).
The Visual Miscellaneum is the ultimate eye candy book for nerds - 255 GORGEOUS shiny, colorful pages with the most incredible info-graphics I've ever seen. I know I'm gushing, but this book is AWESOME.
From The Visual Miscellaneum Press Release:
Every day we are bombarded with facts and statistics that quickly become meaningless sound bites amidst the cacophony of the Information Age. It occurred to David McCandless, an award-winning London-based writer and graphic designer, that the best way to absorb this barrage of random information is by visually “mapping” facts in colorful and quirky ways.
The result, The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World's Most Consequential Trivia, is a volume like no other: a simultaneously lighthearted and thought-provoking sourcebook to things both serious and goofy.
For amusement and edification, The Visual Miscellaneum compares coffee and cocktail ingredients, online viral videos, the lethality of cosmetic components, and video game sales. If a picture is worth a thousand words, The Visual Miscellaneum is a veritable library of culture, philosophy, spirituality, ecology, society, technology, history, economics, and pop culture.
Want to win a copy? Leave a comment!
When I like something, I tell people about it. When I LOVE something, I praise and promote like nobody's business. Because I think this coffee-table book makes the perfect gift and I know it's exactly the type of thing my readers (you) would love, I asked the publicist if they'd send me two copies to give away. Lucky for us, they said yes! So leave me a comment about your nerdy love for infographics (or anything, really) and I'll pick two winners using Random.org. Comments will close at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18.
Excerpts from the Book - Click image to enlarge in a new window: