The Book of Trees

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 198 x 263 x 22mm | 940g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616892188
  • 9781616892180
  • 56,045

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What an amazing and beautiful book! The most important analysis of visualization since Tufte, The Book of Trees reveals the origins and evolution of the branches we use to structure knowledge. These are the cultural and logical foundations crucial to any digital designer, as well as anyone who wants to be able to think critically about the visual world. -Douglas Rushkoff, author, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
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About Manuel Lima

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