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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.

Publication Info. Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2017]

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  JB PLAYFAIR    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Children's Biographies  J B PLAYFAIR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 511.5 PLAYFAIR    Storage
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J-B PLAYFAIR, WILLIAM    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Biography  JB PLAYFAIR    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J92 PLAYFAIR    DUE 02-12-22
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  JB PLAYFAIR    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Children's Department  JB PLAYFAIR    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Children's Department  JB PLAYFAIR    In Processing
 Wethersfield Public Library - Children's Department  J BIOG PLAYFAIR, WILLIAM    Check Shelf

Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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. (OCoLC)fst00157812
Playfair, William, 1759-1823.
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.
Graphic methods. (OCoLC)fst00946645
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods. (OCoLC)fst01012136
Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst01012163
Mathematics -- Graphic methods. (OCoLC)fst01012194
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods -- History.
Graphic methods -- History.
Mathematical statistics -- Graphic methods.
Graphic methods.
Mathematics -- Graphic methods.
Mathematics -- Charts, diagrams, etc.
Genre/Form Charts, diagrams, etc. (OCoLC)fst01423732
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author Tremblay, Marie-Eve, illustrator.
ISBN 9781771385701 (hardback)
1771385707 (hardback)
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