Book News: July 25th, 2013

In this book Nathan Yau takes a fresh look at visualization. Whether it’s statistical charts, geographic maps, or the snappy graphical statistics you see increasingly on the news and in newspapers, the art of data graphics or visualization is fast becoming a movement of its own.

The author presents an intriguing complement to his bestseller Visualize This, this time focusing on the graphics side of data analysis. Using examples from art, design, business, statistics, cartography, and online media, he explores both standard-and not so standard-concepts and ideas about illustrating data.

He focuses on visualization, data graphics that help viewers see trends and patterns they might not otherwise see in a table. He includes examples from the author’s own illustrations, as well as from professionals in statistics, art, design, business, computer science, cartography, and more.

An important feature of the book is the way that standard rules across all visualization applications are examined and then ways of breaking the rules are explored.

Published by Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-118-46219-5. £26.99