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A Visual History of Human Knowledge, by Manuel Lima

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How does knowledge grow? Sometimes it begins with one insight and grows into many branches. Infographics expert Manuel Lima explores the thousand-year history of mapping data — from languages to dynasties — using trees of information. It's a fascinating history of visualizations, and a look into humanity's urge to map what we know.

Feels like the creation of human knowledge is accelerating, too.

We now know a thing or two about a thing or two. 

And we can use those things to learn more things!

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