The visual miscellaneum

But naive readers see pretty, pseudo-scientific charts and assume that they are being accurately informed as well as entertained. Thanks for signing up! Of course, using Google, we can find all sorts of "facts"--including tobacco industry propaganda aimed at low-balling the rate of death due to second-hand smoke. While I can't help but subconciously evaluate a book for factual content and question the data he chooses to display, even in a book on design, I thoroughly love this work. Obviously the main reason why you display data visually is to make it quick and easy to comprehend.

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Information is Beautiful

The ultimate coffee table book for visual thinkers, it will keep you busy for hours on end. From there you can navigate to the title miscellaneu are interested in.

Interest-specific online venues will often provide a book buying opportunity. I received my copy in the miscellxneum last week and the book is beautiful! November 16, Topic Infographics. The Bestselling Classic, Revised and Updated by David McCandless We'd love you to buy this book, and hope you find this page convenient in locating a place of purchase.

Jun 23, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Join to find the hottest teen books, connect with your favorite YA authors and meet new friends who share your reading interests. You can also access your e-book titles on your desktop or mobile browser.

Review: The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless | FlowingData

Harper Design On Sale: Click here for a list of interest-specific sites grouped by category. With that said, not every graphic is perfect. Visually stunning and a few interesting things of note. Nurture, Death Spiral if only those circles were not such I was hoping for ideas for informative infographics, but these are meant to be clever instead of conveying information.

While I can't help but subconciously evaluate a book for factual content and question the data he chooses to display, even in a book on design, I thoroughly love this work.

I usually vosual use the star thr unless I can give four or five stars, but in this case I am making an exception in order to counter-balance the trend I see in the data about this book. It's not just that one chart.

Some were stated clearly enough that I understood what biases might be inherent in them, but others I would have to look up online, and I'm too lazy when I have the book right here.

We've emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book. I've seen this book around for a while and finally gave into purchasing rhe copy.

Uses colour schemes that make it challenging to read the graphics e. Neither of these purposes is served by accustoming readers to infographics that lack the most basic integrity. Epic Reads young adult. Epic Reads young adult. Pretty good, works well in monochrome.

The Visual Miscellaneum — Information is Beautiful

McCandless wants us to believe, for example, that "freak lawnmower accidents" are responsible for more deaths than second-hand smoke. But at its best this book shows the power of visual information. Some even provoked a chuckle. Pages are the best chart I've ever seen comparing radiation dosages. And obvious factual errors are rife your chances of dying in a bus or train accident are 1 in 77, apparently, as opposed to your 1 in 18, chance of dying in a car accident.

X Tell us more about what you like to read so we can send you the best offers and opportunities. Sometimes the information in a diagram is unknown to the reader and, depending on the simplicity or complexity of the subject, the info-graphic can either form a new belief instantly or inspire one to research the topic further before doing so.

Integrity in infographics begins with the selection of the data to be visualized. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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