This book by art historian and cultural theorist Sandra Rendgen explores the life and career of the nineteenth century civil engineer Charles-Joseph Minard. Minard's famous map of Napoleon's 1812 march into Russia, showing the catastrophic losses suffered by the army, is considered to be one of the best data graphics ever produced. Minard drew many other fascinating maps during his life, providing graphical representations of data concerning the social and economic changes during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Over sixty of these drawings appear in this book, taken from the collection of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
Spice up your dinner parties with amazing tricks and challenges using wine glasses, candles, knives and other readily available objects. Each one of this set of 21 cards provides an illustration and step-by-step instructions along with an explanation of the science behind the trick. From sabring...
At last! Some of the greatest women in history provide you with solutions to all your everyday problems. It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker,...
Turn your wine glass into a musical instrument! We have all made glasses ‘sing’ by rubbing a wet finger round the rim, but now you can be truly melodic. This high-quality wine glass has printed markings showing how much you should fill it to produce...
An inspirational set of girl-power-themed pencils. Includes statements like 'Fierce, fearless, female', and 'Grab them by the patriarchy'. 6 HB pencils in a themed box. Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.