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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

Edward R. Tufte

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ISBN 10: 0961392126 / ISBN 13: 9780961392123
Editorial: Graphics Press, 1998
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Hardcover SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page, "Third printing, with revisions, April 1998". The condition of the hardcover is excellent, next-to-pristine, while the dust jacket is merely VG with slight to light handling, 1cm tear at the top of the spine, and is protected by a clear, removeable cover. 156 pages, profusely illustrated. [2.4 lbs]. N° de ref. de la librería 064555

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Título: Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, ...

Editorial: Graphics Press

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Sinopsis:

Describes design strategies - the proper arrangement in space and time of images, words, and numbers - for presenting information about motion, process, mechanism, cause, and effect. Examines the logic of depicting quantitative evidence.

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With Visual Explanations, Edward R. Tufte adds a third volume to his indispensable series on information display. The first, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, which focuses on charts and graphs that display numerical information, virtually defined the field. The second, Envisioning Information, explores similar territory but with an emphasis on maps and cartography. Visual Explanations centers on dynamic data--information that changes over time. (Tufte has described the three books as being about, respectively, "pictures of numbers, pictures of nouns, and pictures of verbs.")

Like its predecessors, Visual Explanations is both intellectually stimulating and beautiful to behold. Tufte, a self-publisher, takes extraordinary pains with design and production. The book ranges through a variety of topics, including the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger (which could have been prevented, Tufte argues, by better information display on the part of the rocket's engineers), magic tricks, a cholera epidemic in 19th-century London, and the principle of using "the smallest effective difference" to display distinctions in data. Throughout, Tufte presents ideas with crystalline clarity and illustrates them in exquisitely rendered samples.

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I operated a used bookstore in Davis, California, from 1985-1992 (Berry's Books), then moved to Mendocino, and have been selling used books on the internet since 1998. Middletown CA is my new home, and the air here is ideal for book preservation (low humidity). I am a jack of all trades, master of none, which lends itself well to the book trade. I currently have 19,000 books online in 160 different subject categories. The inventory is regularly updated online, so if you see it listed, there is a 99+% chance that I can mail it by the next business day.

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