The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It: 99 Ingenious Infographics That Put It All Together (Hardcover)

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This visually engaging foray into economics translates complex concepts and facts into accessible infographics. The authors, a journalist and a graphic designer, create an economic "The Way Things Work," allowing the reader to "see" the global economy and how we are all connected by it.

Early chapters build perspective with increasingly larger economic units, from individuals and companies to the national and global economies. Later chapters offer timely insights into sustainability, how to profit without being greedy, the health of the individual, and what the future of technology may hold. The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It truly is a fun and educational exploration into the systems that link us all and what we ought to consider moving forward.

— Mandy


An ingeniously conceived tour of the global economy and all its key components, illuminated one by one in 99 large-scale, full-color infographics

The economy is a complex, world-spanning, layer-upon-layer-upon-layer behemoth: One could argue that almost every aspect of our lives is connected to the realms of business and finance. And yet few of us truly understand it—even the world’s foremost economists can’t seem to agree on how it runs.

The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It presents 99 brilliant infographics that everyone can understand. From start-ups to monopolies, from trade agreements to theory, author Thomas Ramge and infographic specialist Jan Schwochow bring every facet of the economic web to life.

Economics connects us all, from what we buy, to how we buy it, who made it, and where. See the economy differently—and the world.

About the Author

Thomas Ramge, author of The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It, writes for The Economist and is the technology correspondent of the German business magazine brand eins. He’s the author of 12 nonfiction books, for which he’s received numerous awards including the 2018 getAbstract International Book Award. He lives in Berlin.

Jan Schwochow, an infographic specialist, was the art director of Stern magazine’s infographics and today is the founder and CEO of the Infographics Group, which has received numerous awards. He’s the author of the bestsellers Understanding Germany and the 100 + 1 Facts series.

Praise For…

“An incredible, atlas-like work on a topic many find daunting. Using infographics to outstanding effect, [Ramge and Schwochow] explore the global economy and discuss how economics connect everyone around the globe. . . . Superb.”—Library Journal starred review

“Gloriously big, both in format and scope. Fit for coffee-table display, it's so much more, breaking down the national and global economy with clever, colorful and illuminating infographics—something we all could use in today's world of vague headlines and often contradictory economic news.”—Shelf Awareness

“An economic atlas for those who want to explore the complex world of economics and its protagonists.”—The Standard

“Opulent, fact-rich eye candy.”—Management Journal

“Vivid.”—Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen

“A book that shows what business really is: full of colorful life. . . .Some graphics are so successful they ought to be hung in the living room.”—Handelsblatt
Product Details
ISBN: 9781615195176
ISBN-10: 1615195173
Publisher: The Experiment
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2018
Pages: 216
Language: English