Understanding the World




This expansive visual atlas presents the most exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Divided into five chapters, the book covers the environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth’s greatest intricacies in accessible visual form. Featuring more than 280 graphics, reproduced in large scale including seven fold-out spreads, the collection focuses on the 21st century, but also includes historical masterpieces to put our current situation into perspective.

Designer: Praline
Author: Sandra Rendgen
Editor: Julius Wiedemann
Publisher: Taschen
Language: German, English, and French
Size: 9.7 × 14.6" / 246 × 370 mm
Pages: 456
Publication: 2015
Binding: Hardcover with 7 fold-outs