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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.

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

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