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The Best American Infographics

The Best American Infographics

Paperback Best American Infographics

Edited by Gareth Cook, Introduction by Nate Silver

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Paperback | 157 pages
  • Dimensions: 0mm x 0mm x 0mm | 771g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, MA
  • ISBN 10: 0547974515
  • ISBN 13: 9780547974514
  • Edition statement: 2014 ed.
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 96,021

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Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate SilverThe 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.

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"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." --"H""arvard Business Review" "Represents the full spectrum of the genre - from authoritative to playful." --"Scientific American" "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." --Kim Rees