For years, Visual Capitalist has created the best infographics on markets, technology, energy, and the global economy. And over that time, we’ve been asked many times when our work would be available in print form…
So today, we are excited to announce our new book called “Visualizing Change”.
The book, which explores how our world is shifting, will be made from our best infographics by adapting them to print. We’ll also be adding tons of new visualizations, too.
But we need your help to get it off the ground…
We’ve always dreamed of making a book – but if we did it, we wanted to do it right!
A proper Visual Capitalist book would need to be loaded with world-class infographics, and to be designed with a hard-cover that would look stunning on your desk or coffee table.
And so two months ago, the idea of “Visualizing Change” was born…
The aim? To take a big picture look at our increasingly complex world, and to examine the many ways we are being impacted by new technology, shifting human geography, and the evolution of money, markets, and the economy.
How You Can Help
Creating and printing a hard-cover book can be expensive and time-consuming at the very best of times – but it’s even harder when we are dealing with hundreds of pages of complex data visualizations and infographics.
We’re still a small team, so the time-intensive design and printing processes are significant costs to handle upfront!
That’s where you come in: by pre-ordering the book on Kickstarter, you can help us reach our funding goal to get this ambitious book created, published, and printed.
Funding is all or nothing – so if we make our funding goal, the book gets made.
An Exclusive Opportunity
Not only will you get a copy of this visually groundbreaking book – but, to sweeten the deal, we’ve added all kinds of other awesome posters, prints, signed books, swag, and personalized options to our Kickstarter campaign page.
By pre-ordering before 12PM on October 31st, 2017, you’re not only helping our book become a reality – but you’re also able to get exclusive items that have been custom-made by the Visual Capitalist team especially for this campaign.
For example, below is our “Creator’s Box”, which comes with the book as well as goodies like mini-books (looking behind the scenes, and explaining the secrets behind how we make infographics) and other one-of-a-kind things.
Don’t Miss Out!
By going to the Kickstarter page right now, you can:
- Learn more about the upcoming book “Visualizing Change”
- Watch a video where our team outlines our vision for the book
- See the proposed themes, chapters, and book specs
- See mockups of the cover, layout, and posters
And of course, you can also pre-order the book or any of the other items, like posters, that are custom-made for this campaign.
If you back the campaign early with a pledge, it also helps the book generate early momentum to ensure that it gets fully funded.
Thank you so much for your support, and for being a supporter of Visual Capitalist!
– Jeff Desjardins
Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Visual Capitalist
What’s New on VC+ in August 2020?
Upcoming member features focus in on energy, prototyping ideas, the cannabis market — and of course, our weekly Trendline dispatch.
If you’re a regular visitor to Visual Capitalist, you know that we’re your home base for data-driven, visual storytelling that helps explain a complex world.
But did you know there’s a way to get even more out of Visual Capitalist, all while helping support the work we do?
New to VC+ in August 2020
VC+ is our members program that gives you exclusive access to extra visual content and insightful special features. It also gets you access to The Trendline, our new members-only graphic newsletter.
So, what is getting sent to VC+ members in the coming weeks?
“What’s Powering the World?”
SPECIAL DISPATCH: 10 Visuals That Illustrate Energy Trends
Energy isn’t just a driving force in the markets, it’s the lifeblood of the world. Yet in each country, the state of energy is different.
While clean energy production climbs in some regions, fossil fuels are growing in others. All the while, our needs are increasing while our traditional reserves are dwindling, increasing both competition and innovation.
In this VC+ special dispatch, we paint a clear picture of energy consumption and production today, as well as where energy is likely headed.
Publishing date: August 6 (Get VC+ to access)
SPECIAL DISPATCH: Exploring New Concepts and Thought Exercises in a Visual Format
“The Sketchbook” is a new VC+ special dispatch format which uses visual communication techniques to showcase ideas from the world’s most compelling thinkers. From diagrams explaining mental models to visually mapping out complex relationships, this special dispatch is all about uncovering new insights through rapid prototyping.
Publishing date: August 13 (Get VC+ to access)
“The Evolution of the Cannabis Market, Visualized”
SPECIAL DISPATCH: A Close Look at This Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
The global cannabis market has experienced some peaks and troughs over the last number of years.
Despite some challenges, countries across the globe continue to legalize, and the industry continues to innovate at a furious pace.
In this VC+ special dispatch, we look at how this nascent industry has evolved into a multi-billion dollar market, and dive into some of the fascinating innovations that are propelling the industry forward.
Publishing date: August 20 (Get VC+ to access)
PREMIUM NEWSLETTER: Our Weekly Newsletter for VC+ Members
Every week, VC+ members also get our premium graphic newsletter, The Trendline.
With The Trendline, we’ll send you the best visual content, datasets, and insightful reports relating to business that our editors find each week.
Publishing Date: Every Sunday
More Visuals. More Insight. More Understanding.
Get access to these upcoming features by becoming a VC+ member.
For a limited time, get 25% off, which makes your VC+ membership the same price as a coffee each month:
PS – We look forward to sending you even more great visuals and data!
On the Edge of Discovery: Canada’s Next Gold District
Canada is home to prolific mining regions, but there is still more to find. The Trans-Hudson Corridor could be Canada’s next major gold district.
On the Edge of Discovery: Canada’s Next Gold District
Canada is home to some of the greatest gold districts in mining history. These regions occur mostly across Ontario, Québec, and British Columbia, where past mineral exploration has uncovered their geological potential.
But Canada is vast, and there are still more regions to explore—in particular, the Trans-Hudson Corridor. It’s here that SKRR Exploration and Taiga Gold are leading the way into a new mineral frontier, with the hope of uncovering Canada’s next gold district.
Canada’s Major Gold Districts
The Abitibi Greenstone Gold Belt, the Red Lake Gold District, and the Golden Triangle are key sources of gold in Canada.
- Ontario and Québec’s Abitibi Greenstone Gold Belt:
With over 100 mines, this gold belt stretches across the provinces of Ontario and Québec from Wawa to Val-d’Or. The belt has produced a massive 180M ounces of gold over its history and remains today a source of gold and employment in Northern Ontario.
- Ontario’s Red Lake Gold District:
The Red Lake Gold District experienced its first gold rush following initial discoveries in 1897 and 1925. With over 30M ounces of gold produced since then, the Red Lake mining district is one of the largest and highest-grade gold camps in North America.
- British Columbia’s Golden Triangle:
Having hosted the Stikine Gold Rush and the Atlin Gold Rush, the Golden Triangle is a popular destination for exploration companies. Investment in the region has produced 5.26M ounces of gold and impressive discoveries such as the Bruce Jack mine and the Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (“KSM”) project.
Although these regions have garnered attention from large mining companies, the Trans-Hudson Corridor is open for a new era of discovery, and very few companies have taken advantage of it.
The Trans-Hudson Corridor: Canada’s Next Gold District?
The Trans-Hudson Corridor lacks an extensive exploration history, but it shows potential as a prime area for discovery.
The Trans-Hudson Corridor stretches from the Dakotas of the United States to James Bay in Canada. One of the few remaining exposed portions of the Trans-Hudson, the Black Hills region of South Dakota, hosts the famous Homestake Mine, which produced 43.7 million ounces of gold and 9.9M ounces of silver before closing in 2001.
Despite the geological potential of this corridor, there have only been a few operating gold mines in the northern portion of the Trans-Hudson. One study indicates there may be more gold mineralization near the Snow Lake mine.
Saskatchewan: Major Gold Mines and a Lack of Exploration
Saskatchewan has geological potential—but compared to other regions, explorers are barely scratching the surface.
For all of Canada in 2018, mining and exploration investment amounted to C$2.2 billion. Saskatchewan received some of the lowest amounts with only C$165 million expended. Only 2% of the $165 million went towards exploration for gold, while the rest for uranium and potash.
Canada: Safe and Stable Mining Jurisdiction
The Trans-Hudson Corridor offers a safe, stable, and accessible mining region in today’s volatile world. In particular, Saskatchewan provides a competitive edge for mineral exploration:
- Affordable access to North American capital markets
- Mineral exploration incentive programs
- Low-cost, high-quality road and power infrastructure
- A well educated and professional workforce
Canada has the geological potential for big gold discoveries and the next era of discovery could be waiting in the Trans-Hudson Corridor.
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