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The Best American Infographics 2014 (Best American)by Nate Silver and Gareth Cook
A good infographic uses elegant visuals to convey compelling information. An exceptional infographic can also surprise, entertain, even inspire. From a whimsical map of one cat's secret life to an exquisite charting of unmanned space missions to the illuminating "How to Pick a Pope," this anthology shows the full range of what infographics are capable of.
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Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver
The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.
“Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic." Nature
“You’ll come away with more than your share of…mind-bending moments — and a wide ranging view of what infographics can do.” Harvard Business Review
A fresh and visually arresting addition to the acclaimed Best American series, showcasing the finest examples of data visualization from the past year, guest edited by Nate Silver.
About the Author
NATE SILVER, introducer, is a best-selling author of The Signal and the Noise, statistician, and founder of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com.
GARETH COOK, series editor, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a columnist at the Boston Globe, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific Americans neuroscience blog.
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