The Great Lives in Graphics series, published by Button Books, is a new way of looking at the lives of famous and influential people.
It takes the essential dates and achievements of each person’s life, mixes them with lesser-known facts and trivia, and uses infographics to show them in a fresh visual way that is genuinely engaging for children and young adults.
The result is a colourful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person’s life, work and legacy. Using timelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful and informative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book but also about the cultural background of the time they lived in.
Great Lives in Graphics: Albert Einstein | RRP £9.99
Did you know for that the appearance of Yoda from Star Wars was partially based upon Einstein? Or better yet that Einstein did not like quantum physics because of how it works on the basis of probabilities rather than specific results… or as he more humorously put it; “I like the think the moon is there even when I’m not looking at it!”
Great Lives in Graphics: Shakespeare | RRP £9.99
Did you know that the Gunpowder Plot directly inspired Shakespeare to write Macbeth? And did you know that Will borrowed many plots from old books as well as adapting stories like Romeo and Juliet from its original Italian incarnation?
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What is the study of matter and energy at its most fundamental level?
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