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Beautiful Evidenceby Edward R. Tufte
Synopses & Reviews
The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic mediaand#8212;from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter trafficand#8212;reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledgeand#8212;on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and moreand#8212;to digest, to tweet, to share, to go viral.
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.
Book News Annotation:
Tufte's latest is too new to be listed in Resources for College Libraries with two of his earlier magisterial works on graphical representation of reality; but we fully expect it to achieve that eminence. Beautiful Evidence continues his techniques for presenting immediate compelling images demonstrating data. His first woprk, Visual Display of Quantitative Information, has been selected by over 2100 library members of OCLC. Here is a happy exception to the contempt in which author-published books are held; Tufte-published books are revered for their intellectual content, lucid presentation and splendid bookmaking. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Edward Tufte is the foremost author on the topic of the graphical display of information.
The newest volumeand#8212;fresh and visually arrestingand#8212;in the acclaimed Best American series, showcasing the finest examples of data visualization fromand#160;the past year
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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