Synopses & Reviews
20th Century Death: What's Killed the Most? - 22 Stories - 30 Years Makes a Difference Alternative Medicine - Amphibian Extinction Rates - Articles of War: Most Edited Wikipedia Pages - Bee Limit Warning - Behind Every Great Man - Being Defensive - Better than Bacon - The Billion Dollar-o-Gram - Body by Insurance Value - The Book of You: Your Complete DNA - Books Everyone Should Read - Calories In, Calories Out - Carbon Aware The Carbon Dioxide Cycle - Celebrity Causes - Chatterboxes - Cocktails - Colors and Culture Cosmetic Ingredients - Creation Myths - The Creationism-Evolutionism Spectrum - Daily Diets - Dance Genreology - Dangers of Death - Enneagram - Fast Internet - Feeding Frenzy: the Organic Food Market - Food Coloring: Unpleasant Health Effects - The Future of Energy - The Future of Our Future - Global Media Scare Stories - The Global Warming Skeptics vs. the Scientific Consensus - Good News - Google Insights - The Great Firewall of China - Immortality - In 25 Words or Less - The In Colors - The Interesting Colors International Number Ones - Internet Virals - Kyoto Targets - Left vs. Right - Looking for Love Online - Low Resolution - Mainstream-o-Meter - Making the Book - Man's Humanity to Man - The Media Jungle - Microbes Most Dangerous - The Middle East - Moral Matrix Most Common Avatar Names - Most Popular Boys' Names - Most Popular Girls' Names Most Profitable Stories of All Time - Most Successful Rock Bands - Nature vs. Nurture The One Machine: Map of the Internet - Painkillers - Personal Computer Evolution Peter's Projection - Postmodernism - Red vs. Blue - Rising Sea Levels - Rock Genreology Salad Dressings - Selling Your Soul - Sex Education - Snake Oil? - Some Things You Can't Avoid - Stages of You - Stock Check: Nonrenewable Resources - Taste Buds - Things That'll Give You Cancer - Three's a Magic Number - Time-Travel Plots in TV and Film - Tons of Carbon - Types of Coffee - Types of Facial Hair - Types of Information Visualization Vacation Time by Country - Varieties of Romantic Relationships - Vintage Years - Virtual Kingdoms - Water Towers - We Broke Up Because ... - What Are the Chances?: Survival Rates - What Is Consciousness? - When Condiments Go Bad - Which Fish Are Okay to Eat? Who Clever Are You? - Who Owns the Top 100 Websites? - Who Reads the Most? - Who Runs the World? - Who Really Runs the World? - World Religions - X Is the New Black
“Dangerous…to have on your desk if you have other work to get done….[T]he visuals will draw you in, and the sharpness of the questions some of them attempt to answerand the efficiency with which they can communicate complex comparisons in a single pagewill keep you hooked.” Omnivoracious
“For those drowning in the digital ages information glut, Visual Miscellaneum, the new eye-popping book of infographics …makes the perfect antidote. … By turns alarming and humorous in its revelations, its a timely, if meandering, look at the state of our world.” Coolhunting.com
“...like a Harpers Index thats sprung to life....For a book thats as much about the online universe as it is a product of it, The Visual Miscellaneum is surprisingly timeless....The Visual Miscellaneum is not only required reading, but a book that rewards any number of re-reads.” EyeWeekly.com
"Not only is it a thing of beauty itand#8217;s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic and an entertaining forward by David Byrne."
“Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic."
“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
"Represents the full spectrum of the genre – from authoritative to playful.”
"A stunning collection. . . . I learned something new from each entry." —Kelly Krause, Nature
“Infographics have this wonderful ability to inspire people to act and get involved.”
—Karl De Torres
“Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understand.”
The Visual Miscellaneum is a unique, groundbreaking look at the modern information age, helping readers make sense of the countless statistics and random facts that constantly bombard us. Using cutting edge graphs, charts, and illustrations, David McCandless creatively visualizes the world's surprising relationships and compelling data, covering everything from the most pleasurable guilty pleasures to how long it takes different condiments to spoil to world maps of Internet search terms.
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.
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.
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
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.
About the Author
Series editor GARETH COOK is a Pulitzer Prizeandndash;winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine
, and the editor of andquot;Mind Matters,andquot;andnbsp;Scientific American
and#39;s neuroscience blog. He helped invent theandnbsp;Boston Globe
andrsquo;s Sundayandnbsp;Ideas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared in NewYorker.com
, andandnbsp;The Best American Science and
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.