Occasionally, it’s nice to be able to pick up an instantly accessible Doctor Who book that can be flicked through and read at your own pace.
Time & Space Visualiser: The Story and History of Doctor Who as Data Visualisations is just that kind of coffee table book that you would associate with this as it deals with facts and figures regarding Doctor Who’s fictional and factual history. Anyone who’s caught a preview of this book on Amazon will surely already have ordered their copy but in case you haven’t, head over and have a look at the book now. Check out the blurb, which should get your wallets out for ordering:
Time & Space Visualiser by Paul Smith is the first exploration of both the factual and fictional history of the famous TV series through a range of eye-catching graphics, presenting information about the show in a way never seen before.
Look at any book about Doctor Who and it’ll be full of text and tables, dates and facts – dense with detail that the eye skips over and the mind struggles to take in. Wonderful Books’ Time & Space Visualiser: The Story and History of Doctor Who is the first to take this information and express it in an engaging, graphical form.
It reveals who are the most popular writers and directors; all the places on Earth the Doctor has visited and how often he goes to other planets; which companions gained the most experiences from their travels in the TARDIS; the most common comeuppances for the Doctor’s enemies; how long it would take to watch every episode back to back – and much more!
Each chart is accompanied by detailed notes discussing the background and context of the areas under examination, how the data was compiled and what it reveals. The results can therefore be appreciated by those interested in the possibilities of data visualisation while also presenting new angles to Doctor Who devotees who might think they know all there is to know about the show.
Time & Space Visualiser examines a TV series in a way never done before, providing a unique view of a much-covered subject.
You can order your copy of Time & Space Visualiser: The Story and History of Doctor Who for £24.95 by visiting Amazon
(Thanks to Paul)