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 illustrated 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 Jane Austen (1775–1817) was one of the greatest literary voices in history, celebrated by critics and the public alike, who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that she was one of eight children of a clergyman; that all of her novels were originally published anonymously, with one simply authored ‘By a Lady’; and that she once accepted a marriage proposal, but changed her mind the following day. Biographic: Austen presents a novel handbook to her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the author behind the words.