Using minimal text, this book offers different ways to visualize data on almost every conceivable subject. The Visual Miscellaneum presents an immense variety of graphics including bubble diagrams, treemaps, flowcharts, wordclouds, coxcombs and many, many more. These illustrations cover topics from the serious to the frivolous, among them:
- The popularity of certain world religions
- Which animal species are most endangered
- The most commonly cited reasons for breaking up with someone (featuring the surprisingly popular “I don’t clip my toenails enough”)
- The answer provided by different theories to the question “what is consciousness?”
With its highly engaging visual style and informative presentation of data, The Visual Miscellaneum can be a great addition for classes on media, information, graphics, and visual studies. (It would also make a great gift for fellow nerds and data junkies.) To see a few excerpts from the book, be sure to look at the author’s website.