The PICTURE THIS! series is a brand-new programme of reference books, designed for a new generation of visually-engaged children and inquisitive general readers. Fresh, clean, direct and uncluttered, each spread transforms a core topic into a visual feast of raw facts, figures and statistics relating to the most essential aspects of the subject. The purely graphic approach provides a clear and concise overview, as a jumping-off point to further investigation and cross-referencing. In some ways a visual dictionary, in other ways a revision guide, the quirkily inventive graphics, icons, tables, graphs, maps and step-by-step illustrations are an entertaining way of absorbing information and getting to grips with concepts that can be difficult to understand when explained through a more conventional text-and-image format.