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The Resource Instagraphics : a visual guide to your universe, Dan Green

Instagraphics : a visual guide to your universe, Dan Green

Label
Instagraphics : a visual guide to your universe
Title
Instagraphics
Title remainder
a visual guide to your universe
Statement of responsibility
Dan Green
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Provides an illustrated look at hundreds of facts and figures about the world, from the farthest animal migrations and the fastest vehicles to the power of the human brain and the world's most deadly creatures
Writing style
Illustration
Review
For short attention spans, a flashy gathering of photographs, graphic images, and assorted facts about various high-interest topics. The subtitular claim to universality aims decidedly high as, in six broadly thematic chapters, Green offers what amounts to an arbitrary selection of short lists: highest mountains, biggest volcanoes, animals who have gone into space, the main components (with percentages) of the human body. Alongside the lists are graphically organized information on: bovine digestion, meerkats, Usain Bolt, how whistles are manufactured, computerese from "bit" to "yottabyte," and like gallimaufry. All of these are embedded in such a broad range of graphic presentations (squared-off galleries, sinuous lines of time or distance, charts with infographic elements, arrangements of photos or silhouettes, maps, cutaway views, diagrams with directional arrows, and more) that the actual content seems almost incidental. (Instances of text printed white-on-yellow or some other semilegible combination do nothing to counter this notion.) Readers who actually want to know what makes Annapurna I "the world's deadliest mountain" or what, if anything, the entire page of alternating tiny pink and blue human figures represents can go beg, and the author provides neither sources nor resources. Casual browsers will find this a rich source of easy wows, though. Just the ticket for readers addicted to quick, rapidly fading hits of information. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-13) (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10761104
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975 June 20-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Dan
Dewey number
031.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a visual guide to your universe
Label
Instagraphics : a visual guide to your universe, Dan Green
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wacky world -- To the max -- Super senses -- Pig out -- Supertech -- Dangerous and deadly
Control code
on1090413377
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781338215571
Lccn
bl2019008064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090413377
Label
Instagraphics : a visual guide to your universe, Dan Green
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wacky world -- To the max -- Super senses -- Pig out -- Supertech -- Dangerous and deadly
Control code
on1090413377
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9781338215571
Lccn
bl2019008064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1090413377

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