Why think in pictures? Short answer: because the words seem to need help. If you sample the many big ideas books to hit the shelves recently, they all promise a smarter, more rational you. But if the books are that good, why are there so many? Using illustrations and photographs, Michael Blastland shows how pictures can help put ideas to the test, making them vivid, showing them in action. Part guide, part gallery, his book Thinking in Pictures is a brilliant introduction to smart-thinking – how to use it and when to question it – for anyone trying to make sense of a puzzling world.
Michael Blastland is a writer and broadcaster. He was the originator and first producer of BBC Radio 4’s More or Less, Britain’s most authoritative guide to numbers and evidence in public argument. He is the bestselling author of The Tiger That Isn’t: Seeing Through a World of Numbers, a book about numbers and how to interpret them, which he co-authored with Andrew Dilnot. He also wrote The Norm Chronicles, co-authored with Professor David Spiegelhalter.
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