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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information 2nd Editionby Edward R Tufte
Synopses & Reviews
The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays.
This is the second edition of The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Recently published, this new edition provides excellent color reproductions of the many graphics of William Playfair, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated during 17 printings of the first edition.
"One of the best books you will ever see." Datamation
"A tour de force." John Tukey, Bell Laboratories and Princeton University
"The century's best book on statistical graphics." Computing Reviews
"A landmark book, a wonderful book." Frederick Mosteller, Harvard University
"Original, beautifully presented, sharp and learned, this book is a work of art. The art here is cognitive art, the graphic display of relations and empirical data, now an indispensable tool of science and engineering." Scientific American
"This beautifully typeset, illustrated, and printed large-format volume is an accurate, funny, and downright rude short course in the history and practice of statistical graphics. A touchstone of style." PC Magazine
"A classic reference. The overall intention and power of the book is stunning." Optical Engineering
"The da Vinci of data." The New York Times
"A visual Strunk and White." The Boston Globe
Book News Annotation:
The first edition of Tufte's now classic text on the design of statistical graphics was published in 1983. Tufte published it himself with the help of a second mortgage in order to have complete control over the book's design, which he wanted to reflect the intellectual principles put forth in its contents. That edition saw 17 reprintings. This second edition provides high-resolution color reproduction of William Playfair's many graphics, adds color to other images, and includes all the changes and corrections accumulated since the first edition publication.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information contains 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical charts, graphics, and tables, with a detailed analysis of how to display quantitative data for precise, quick, effective analysis. Highest quality book design and production throughout.
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The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.
About the Author
GARETH COOK, series editor,andnbsp;is a Pulitzer Prizeand#8211;winning journalist, a columnist at the Boston Globe, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific Americanand#8217;s neuroscience blog.
DAVID BYRNEandnbsp;is a renowned artist, the force behindandnbsp;the Talking Heads and creator of the highly regarded record label Luaka Bop. He is a photographer, film director, and author.
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