The Best American Infographics
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The Best American Infographics

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 159 pages
  • 220.98 x 292.1 x 20.32mm | 771.1g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 2014 ed.
  • colour illustrations
  • 0547974515
  • 9780547974514
  • 199,003

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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""Astunning 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 "show more

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The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic 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 knowledge on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more 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. "show more
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