The Book of Trees
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The Book of Trees : Visualizing Branches of Knowledge

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Trees are in nature but also in our minds. Their shape have influenced how we communicate via diagrams, link ideas together and illustrate deeper human thoughts in art throughout history. Trees have been a recurrent metaphor for mapping information in numerous scientific domains, such as biology, genetics, sociology and linguistics and information visualisation is a growing area of interest amongst a variety of business practices. This book will expose our long-lasting obsession with trees, as metaphors for organising and representing hierarchical information, and provide a broad visual framework for the various types of executions, many dating back hundreds of years.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 198 x 260 x 20mm | 919.99g
  • PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616892188
  • 9781616892180
  • 48,408

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-From studying the bible to visualising computer storage, Manuel Lima's sumptuous The Book of Trees explores the tree diagram's appeal for showing information.- -NewScientist magazineshow more

About Manuel Lima

Manuel Lima is a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft and founder of VisualComplexity.com - A visual exploration on mapping complex networks. He is the author of Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information (Princeton Architectural Press).show more

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