Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative is about pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative. Practical applications and examples include statistical graphics, charts for making important decisions in engineering and medicine, technical manuals, diagrams, design of computer interfaces and websites and on-line manuals, animations and scientific visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies for enhancing the rate of information transfer in print, presentations, and computer screens. The use of visual evidence in deciding to launch the space shuttle Challenger is discussed in careful detail. Video snapshots show redesigns of a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm. The book is designed and printed to the highest standards, with luscious color throughout and four built-in flaps for showing motion and before/after effects.
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For another critique ( “ a cartoon volcano " ) of these images of Venus as made
available on a computer network , see Clifford Stoll , Silicon Snake Oil : Second
Thoughts on the Information Highway ( New York , 1995 ) , pp . 83–84 .
FROM A HIGH FAUCET , LET TWO SQUEEZE IT , AND STAND Pret OF WATER
FLOW , THEN CUT GENTLY ON A FLAT SURFACE . IT OFF JUST UNDER DIE
FAUCET . B. Kliban , Advanced Cartooning and Other Drawings ( New York ...
27 Professor Hoffmann ( Angelo John Lewis ) , Modern Magic : A Practical
Treatise on the Art of Conjuring ( New York , c . 1876 ) , p . 3 ( italics in original ) .
Henning Nelms , Magic and Showmanship : A Handbook for Conjurers ( New
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An eye-opening read. As a linguistic who deals with databases, this book dramatically improved my writing and design of graphics for publication. Read full review
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In "Visual Explanations," Tufte walks us through various case studies of visual explanations (charts, graphs, graphics, diagrams and maps). Some of the case studies are about great works, while others ... Read full review