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The Best American Infographics 2014
     

The Best American Infographics 2014

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by Gareth Cook (Editor), Nate Silver (Introduction)
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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.”
Harvard 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


 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547974514
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/14/2014
Series:
Best American Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
708,890
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

NATE SILVER, introducer, is a best-selling author of The Signal and the Noise, statistician, and founder of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com.

Series editor GARETH COOK is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American's neuroscience blog. He helped invent the Boston Globe’s Sunday Ideas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared on NewYorker.com and in WiredScientific American, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing

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The Best American Infographics 2014 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
YoDallas More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. Every page brings a new insight and spurs to mind to new projects where thoughtful and innovative presentation of data can communicate hidden truths. The paper itself is of extraordinary quality. I love this kind of stuff and with The Best American Infographics 2014 I was able to quickly pass this love on to my daughter. I look forward to 2015. Edward Tufte would be proud, jealous and proud.