The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quickfire journey through truths and trivia that is the most entertaining way to follow in the footsteps of the men and women whose lives have most influenced our own.
Each Biographic title is designed to be as entertaining as it is informative. Timelines set significant dates in the context of their times. Dynamic maps locate biographical waymarks alongside other points of interest. Essential numbers are developed into eye-catching charts and graphs. The result is a portrait painted by numbers, which you seem to learn with your eyes and not your brain.
Many people know that William Shakespeare (1564–1616) was a playwright and poet, who wrote Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth and is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time, What, perhaps, they don’t know is that he wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets; that he left behind six different versions of his signature; and that nobody knows what he did between 1585 and 1592. Biographic: Shakespeare presents a playful guide to his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the playwright behind the plays.