Lines, Bars and Circles

Lines, Bars and Circles

How William Playfair Invented Graphs

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781771385701
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tremblay, Marie-Ève - Illustrator

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