Britannica's Encyclopedia Infographica

1,000s OF FACTS & FIGURES – about Earth, space, animals, the body, technology & more – REVEALED IN PICTURES

Illustrator: Valentina D’Efilippo

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Britannica Books

Age 10+

Libraries, Museums, Schools Encyclopaedias

An awe-inspiring encyclopedia with more than 200 original infographic illustrations – the perfect book for visual learners.

This authoritative visual encyclopedia reveals astonishing information about space, Earth, animals, humans and technology through illustrations and graphics (and not too many words!). Grasp facts at a glance as you turn every page: discover the size of our Sun in comparison to the largest star in the universe; find out which animal could leap the human equivalent of three football fields; learn how many cups of snot your body makes a day; compare the sizes of the biggest beasts that have ever lived; witness what happens in a single second across the world.

With stunning infographics by internationally renowned data visualiser Valentina D’Efilippo, along with beautiful colour photography, as well as interviews with the expert consultants for every chapter, this ravishing book from Britannica offers a groundbreaking visual way to understand and marvel at the world around us.



Andrew Pettie is a writer, editor and journalist who has contributed to The Times, Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph, where he was Head of Culture. Andrew is the author of Listified! (published by Britannica Books) and the editor of Britannica Magazine.

Conrad Quilty-Harperis a journalist at Bloomberg News in London. He previously worked at New Scientist, British GQ, the Daily Mirror and The Daily Telegraph, often using data and infographics to tell stories. He plays the trombone, likes aeroplanes, and his favourite type of graph is the sankey diagram.

Valentina D’Efilippo is an award-winning data visualiser and illustrator. She is the co-creator of The Infographic History of the World (Firefly, 2013) which has been sold in 9 languages, she presented a TedX talk on Data Design in 2021, and she leads workshops for students and professionals, including masterclasses with The Guardian about visual storytelling with data. This is her first children’s book.

Britannica Group is a global education leader with over 250 years of dedication to seeking out facts and providing insight into the mysteries of the universe. Britannica’s mission to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning helps build the world’s future thinkers and innovators.


Infographics are highly visual and make information easy to understand.

Funday Telegraph

This book is a beautiful lesson and an engrossing demonstration on how to present information … Recommended for readers from five to one hundred.

Reading Time

This colourful and beautifully presented book will be a wonderful asset to a home, school or public library. Highly Recommended.


Encyclopedia Infographcia is one for all bookshelves…Perfect for visual and other learners, the infographic illustrations combined with chatty and interesting information will easily satisfy young, eager minds. I’m going to go out on a limb and claim that this book will also appeal to the info-nerds who know everything about everything! It’s simply a must.

Kids Book Review

This encyclopedia is very informative and interesting! It contains lots of information on different scientific topics… it has lots of colourful illustrations to describe the concepts, which I really liked, because it made the information easier to understand.

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