100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

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Recommended by The New York Times Book Review  ["This handsomely designed volume makes a case for the diagrams...provoking many 'aha moments.'"]

A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time

100 Diagrams That Changed the World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world. From primitive cave ...

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Overview


Recommended by The New York Times Book Review  ["This handsomely designed volume makes a case for the diagrams...provoking many 'aha moments.'"]

A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time

100 Diagrams That Changed the World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we think about the world. From primitive cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci‚Äôs Vitruvian Man to the complicated DNA helix drawn by Crick and Watson to the innovation of the iPod, they chart dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the world and its history. Arranged chronologically, each diagram is accompanied by informative text that makes even the most scientific breakthrough accessible to all. 

Beautifully illustrated in full color, this book will not only inform but also entertain as it demonstrates how the power of a single drawing can enhance, change, or even revolutionize our understanding of the world. With its iconic images and powerful explanations, 100 Diagrams That Changed the World is perfect for readers of The History of the World in 100 Objects, and is the ideal gift for anyone interested in culture, history, science, or technology. 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452298774
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 271,804
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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DR. SCOTT CHRISTIANSON is a prize-winning author and investigative reporter who also works in documentary film. He lives in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Literary Material for Bookworms and Diagram Lovers

    This book has many excellent diagrams that are fun and educating to study. However, some choices seem odd, confusing, or messy. Overall, however, this is not an issue. I would recommend it!

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  • Posted December 5, 2012

    You must check it out!

    This lovely book tells the stories behind 100 of the most influential diagrams of all time. The chronological layout illustrates advances in human ingenuity, beginning with the Chauvet Cave drawings and ending with the sketch of the world wide web. It is the type of book that you can pick up again and again and examine different gems each time. This prolific author has found yet another topic to enlighten us on. It will be a great gift this holiday season for people of all ages and of all interests. A picture tells a thousand words, and Christianson's informative and fascinating descriptions add context to each of these amazing illustrations.

    I would like to see more contemporary diagrams about global warming and modern medicine- things that might give us more hope as the world continues changing. Perhaps this could be a series?

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