Saturday, March 31, 2012
Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About by Daniel Tatarsky
I was more than a bit skeptical when I started reading this book. In my life I've had so many books about general knowledge foisted on me that I've grown tired of them. I was so happy to find out that this book easily stands out from others. The key is the pictures. Not just illustrating the concepts, they give a visual representation of things like showing religions by number of followers. Reading this on a black-and-white Kobo didn't do it justice, but in print or on a tablet the colours and pictures will be quite vivid and easy to follow. Plus, I learned stuff! (I'd never heard of 'umami' before!) This book is equally at home in a young student's bedroom or on an adult's reference shelf and can easily be enjoyed by both - including those who are wary of general knowledge books.
I received an advance review copy from NetGalley courtesy of Thunder Bay Press.
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About the Universe by Chris Cooper
Dan Dare: The Biography by Daniel Tatarsky
I Before E (Except After C) by Susan Randol