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Lines, Bars And Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs

Written by Helaine Becker

Illustrated by Marie-Eve Tremblay

Lines, Bars And Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs Synopsis

More than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who saw the world differently from other people. Early on, he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities, although unfortunately only resulted in failure. Then, while writing a book about economics, Will's innovative vision inspired an idea that would set him apart: he created the first modern line graph. These infographic inventions provided a way for numbers to be seen as pictures, which made them easier to understand and to remember- thus changing the way the world would interact with data forever.

Lines, Bars And Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs Press Reviews

This attractive package about an overlooked subject is a great choice to inspire nascent dreamers and makers.--Booklist An unusual and useful curricular choice for today's students ...--Kirkus Reviews ... a modest and quirky underdog story that underscores the rewards of outside-the-box thinking ...--Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9781771385701
Publication date: 6th April 2017
Author: Helaine Becker
Illustrator: Marie-Eve Tremblay
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 36 pages

About Helaine Becker

Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's author. She has written over seventy books, including the #1 Canadian National Bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.Marie-Eve Tremblay is a travel junkie who finds inspiration in her trips abroad, be it from nature or situations in everyday life. Her take on the world is full of affection and humor, and her images are set apart by their warm tones, curious candor and gentle whimsy. She has illustrated numerous children's books, as well as for magazines, TV series and much more. Marie-Eve is represented by Colagene, Creative Clinic.

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