Infographica: Visualizing a World of Information

Author(s): Martin Toseland


Ever wanted to see the world in a new way? Infographica collects intriguing data from across our planet - including facial hair styles of famous dictators, the countries with the most McDonald's restaurants and the world's most expensive divorces - and presents it in stylish, memorable and original infographics. Quirky, irreverent and visually appealing, this book is a must for everyone wishing to keep informed, and be inspired, by innovative graphic design.



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Martin and Simon Toseland are brothers who have written books both together and separately. Together they have written 365 Everyday Games and Pastimes and completed ghost-writing projects with celebrities including James May, Oz Clarke and Neil Morrissey. Martin Toseland is the author of A Steroid Hit the Earth: A Celebration of Misprints, Typos and Other Howlers and The Ants Are My Friends: Misheard Lyrics, Malapropisms, Eggcorns and Other Linguistic Gaffes.

The world's hottest chilli peppers. The top land speed records. The tallest religious statues. The most expensive wines in the world. Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The most generous countries. Time spent watching TV in different countries. Percentage of women on company boards. Award-winning coffee creations. The ratio of men to women on Facebook. Key words in Martin Luther King's great speech. The rise and fall of junk mail. YouTube clips with the most hits. Chelsea Flower Show facts. Top Football World Cup goal-scorers. Countries with the largest national debt. The most-caught fish species. The most densely populated cities. Iconic cars from the James Bond films. Noises in different languages. The largest lottery jackpots. Wind power capacity around the world. The world's most expensive paintings. Some of the world's longest words. Length of skirts in relation to the economy. Perceived levels of corruption around the world. Damien Hirst's most expensive artworks. Animal species declared extinct since 1945. Styles defined by the American Mustache Institute. The busiest airports in the world. Statistics from the most successful app - Angry Birds. Bite strengths of different animals. Unpaid parking violations of international diplomats. Lengths of films that have won 'Best Picture' Oscar. The world's fastest rollercoasters. The longest-running TV soap operas. The most common causes of death in the USA. Countries with the most bored people. Cigarette prices worldwide. The world's biggest shopping malls. The world's most expensive divorces. Sports stadia and their uses. Iconic hairstyles of the 20th Century. Countries ranked by the Global Hunger Index. The world's most venomous snakes. Changes in life expectancy by country. The world's longest bungee jumps. The number of students studying abroad. Foreign visits of Ban Ki-Moon. Home towns of US World Boxing champions. Proportion of police officers to population worldwide. Popular uprisings with unusual names. The fastest recorded tennis serves. Untimely deaths of rock legends. The percentage of unionized workforce by country. Countries with the most McDonalds restaurants. Essential items for luxury living. Countries with the most and least earnings from tourism. Insured body parts of the rich and famous. The most powerful computer processors since 1971. The richest US presidential candidates. The number of book published in different countries. Countries with the cleanest beaches. The highest-grossing vampire films. The most extreme weather incidents. Canonizations recognized by Pope Benedict XVI. Household incomes by US state. Global seizures of cannabis. European Michelin-starred restaurant rankings. The top ten art exhibitions by number of visitors. Shakespearean characters with the most lines. Online dating in the USA. Landmark bicycle designs. Increases and decreases in railway lines worldwide. Basic Latin American dance steps. Average wages from around the world. Funding by different countries of the CERN nuclear research project. Patterns of male baldness. Regalia used in the coronations of British monarchs. Volcanic eruptions that have produced the most debris. Water supply compared to population worldwide. The least and most stressful jobs. Countries with the highest ratio of hospital beds. Amounts refunded after the UK expenses scandal. The world's shortest passenger flights. Radiation levels measured in bananas. The duration of unmanned space probe missions. US national food days. Countries with the lowest and highest percentage of women in parliament. Satellites in orbit around the earth. Referee score signals in different sports. The world's most expensive weddings. The percentage of bearded criminals on Interpol's wanted list. The odds of being dealt different poker hands. Facts about Glastonbury music festival. Global population growth since 1804. City bike-sharing schemes. Facial hair of the great dictators. Texting in different languages. The best-named tribute bands. World Cup ball models since Uruguay 1930.

General Fields

  • : 9781780877570
  • : Quercus
  • : Quercus
  • : 0.346
  • : July 2012
  • : 210mm X 145mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Toseland
  • : Paperback
  • : 12-Dec
  • : 032.02
  • : 224
  • : 101 illustrations