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The Resource Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay

Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay

Label
Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs
Title
Lines, bars and circles
Title remainder
how William Playfair invented graphs
Statement of responsibility
written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Born in Scotland more than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who ?saw the world differently from other people.? Unfortunately, this difference sometimes got in the way of his success. Early on, as he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities in order to gain ?riches! fame! glory!? he instead suffered one failure after another. 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. Next came a bar graph and later a pie chart. These infographic inventions provided a way for numbers to be seen as pictures, which made them easier to understand and to remember --- and thus changed the way the world would interact with data forever. "--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
j001.4/226
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946766144
Dimensions
; 27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771385701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946766144
Label
Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs, written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn946766144
Dimensions
; 27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781771385701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)946766144

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