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Christopher Taylor posted this image on his Catalogue of Organisms blog, and it has raised a little controversey about the details. The intent is that the relative size of each organism in the image is representative of the number of species in that group. So the large fly represents the huge number of insect species. Towards that intent, I believe the image succeeds, but I have read some disagreement about the specific numbers used to develop the image.
Two very similar images with some differences are also available. One from the University of Sydney:
In case you're wondering where the mammals are, we're represented by the reindeer cowering underneath the mushroom.
And another on from Cornell University: (this link wasn't working for me)
No matter which is exactly correct (and there's no way to tell), you get the point how small number of species of mammals are compared to the others.
Thanks Kevin, for sending in the link!
The games have always brought of this world together in peace, leaving behind any racial or cultural boundaries. The Olympic games create a time when the world can be smaller and united as a human race, rather than separate nations. With the summer games in Beijing, China, and the upcoming games in Vancouver, Canada, the Olympic games will continue to be a time of friendly competition.
Thanks Grace. I love how this project turned out.
By popular request I have uploaded the full PDF version here.
Wired magazine has a great series of nine infographics from the November issue about the world's food supply problems.
Forty years ago, advances in fertilizers and pesticides boosted crop yield and fed a growing planet. Today, demand for food fueled by rises in worldwide consumption of meat and protein is again outpacing farmers ability to keep up. It's time for the next Green Revolution.Thanks for the link Ethel! Here are a few more. Check them all out on Wired.com.
Here's a classic from 1823! It a hand drawn infographic titled "Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of The World" by WR Gardner. The high resolution image is on Flickr, but the post about the image is on bibliodyssey.blogspot.com.
This one makes a great poster! Thanks Roi for sharing in the comments.
Very similar to the Flight Patterns video I posted back in October 2007, this is a video showing all commercial flight in the world over a 24-hour period. The previous video was only the U.S., but this one shows the entire world. It also shows the day/night areas and you can see the increase in air traffic as dawn rises around the world. Its from the Zhaw School of Engineering in Zurich.
Found via FlowingData.com
Watercube, is a new book by Ethel Baraona Pohl. The book is about the National Aquatics Centre built in Beijing for the 2008 Olympics, and has some cool infographics inside. Some of the graphics were contributed by architect César Reyes Nájera. A review of the book can be found here on www.v2com.biz
WATERCUBE: The Book is a complete monographic publication about the National Swimming Center for the Beijing Olympics 2008. With an exhaustive description about the Watercube we present a detailed study of the project. The book makes an holistic approach to the project that starts with a brief description of urban and social changes that China has been experienced in the last decade. These facts have encouraged the construction boom that made possible these kind of projects occur in cities like Beijing.
This page is one of the years of the timeline leading up to the construction of the Watercube.
Here you can buy Watercube, by Ethel Baraona Pohl, on Amazon.com.
Special thanks to Ethel for sharing the images from her book, and allowing me to post them on Cool Infographics!
I know many of my readers would really enjoy the conference VizThink Europe, and the conference is coming up quickly. The Europe version is in Berlin, Germany this year on October 12-14 at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre.
We'll have lots of opportunities for hands on experiences, learning from industry gurus, and networking with your visual thinking peers. We'll be bringing a few of your favorite facilitators from San Francisco with all new content, plus a whole lot of new facilitators from Europe.The great guys at VizThink have created a discount code for readers of Cool Infographics. Use the code BCRK01 when you register to get €50 ($75-$80 in U.S. dollars these days) off any regular attendance fee (not student, Government or non-profit rates).
If you can get to Berlin (and I have a lot of readers from Europe), you would really get a lot from attending.
Big thanks to the guys at VizThink!
To complete the week of Olympic Infographics from the NYTimes.com, they have created a page to summarize all of the infographics they created. They've been adding to it every day, so it won't actually be complete until the Olympics are over.
NYTimes.com is also tracking the Air Quality Index by day during the Olympics using a heatmap style graphic. There's definitely more pollution and particles in the air than most of the participants are used to. So far, there have been a couple of days in the 90's, but didn't cross over 100 into the "unhealthy" range.