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Author Becker, Helaine, author.
Title Lines, bars and circles : how William Playfair invented graphs / written by Helaine Becker ; illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay.
Pub Info Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2017]
©2017
Rating
book jacket
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 Brooks(Harwich)-Children  J 510 BEC     AVAILABLE
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Audience 820L Lexile
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"-- Amazon.com.
Subject Playfair, William, 1759-1823 -- Juvenile literature.
Playfair, William, 1759-1823 -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Graphic methods -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Picture books.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Graphic methods -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Graphic methods -- Juvenile literature.
Mathematics -- Charts, diagrams, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Add Author Tremblay, Marie-Eve, illustrator.
ISBN 9781771385701 (hardback)
1771385707 (hardback)
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