- “Fact-packed… The hefty book collects some of the best of the magazine’s 128 years of infographics.”
- “One stunning book.”
- “Some of the most dazzling examples [of infographics] from the past 128 years.”
National Geographic InfographicsHardcover with fold-outs, 9.7 x 14.6 in., 8.68 lb, 480 pages80Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish Availability: Currently not available
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National Geographic Infographics80
A History of Knowledge
The best infographics from the National Geographic archives
In this new anthology, TASCHEN and National Geographic gather the magazine’s best infographics of the past 128 years. Through seven sections—History, The Planet, Being Human, Animal World, World of Plants, Science & Technology, and Space—we encounter the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the mysterious origins of the Easter Island statues, Cleopatra’s Alexandria, and the anatomy behind a cheetah’s extraordinary speed. We discover how our genetic patterns have been pieced together over the years and how birds make music; 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 five 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 well as a beautifully presented repository of accessible discovery and learning. Visualizing the histories, facts, and figures that make up our planet and our species, National Geographic Infographics is as true to the magazine’s original mission as ever—an anchor of knowledge and a wunderkammer of discovery for young and old alike.
Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design magazines in Tokyo before joining TASCHEN in 2001. His titles include the Illustration Now! and Record Covers series, as well as the infographics collection and books about advertising and visual culture.
National Geographic InfographicsHardcover with fold-outs, 24.6 x 37.2 cm, 3.94 kg, 480 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4596-9Edition: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish