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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte

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Describes layout methods - the proper association in space and time of pictures, phrases, and numbers - for offering information about motion, procedure, mechanism, lead to, and have an effect on. Examines the great judgment of depicting quantitative proof.
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With visual functions, Edward R. Tufte provides a third quantity to his essential collection on knowledge display. the primary, The visual monitor of Quantitative knowledge, which focuses on charts and graphs that display numerical knowledge, just about defined the field. The 2d, Envisioning knowledge, explores equivalent territory but with an emphasis on maps and cartography. visual functions centers on dynamic knowledge--knowledge that changes over the years. (Tufte has outlined the 3 e e-e-books as being approximately, respectively, "photos of numbers, photos of nouns, and pictures of verbs.")

Like its predecessors, visual functions is each intellectually stimulating and beautiful to behold. Tufte, a self-writer, takes bizarre pains with layout and production. The e e-e-book ranges through fairly a couple of perfectics, along with the explosion of the gap trip Challenger (so that you could were avoided, Tufte argues, by way of upper knowledge display on the a part of the rocketcff0478#three9;s engineers), magic methods, a cholera epidemic in 19th-century London, and the main of the usage of "the smallest have an effect onive distinction" to turn differences in knowledge. right through, Tufte items ideas with crystalline clarity and illustrates them in exquisitely rendered samples.

e-e-e-book main points

writer: Edward R. Tuftewriter: graphics PressBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 1five6

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