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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Embodied in the very first maps were all the ideas necessary for making Joseph
Needham , Science and Civilization in China , volume 3 : Mathematics and the
Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth ( Cambridge , 1959 ) , pp . 547-549 .
My sources are the five - volume Report of the Presidential Commission on the
Space Shuttle Challenger Accident ( Washington , DC , 1986 ) hereafter cited as
PCSSCA ; Committee on Science and Technology , House of Representatives ...
35 PCSSCA , volume rv , pp . 290 , 791 . The 13 charts failed to stop the launch .
Yet , as it turned out , the chartmakers had reached the right conclusion . They
had the correct theory and they were thinking causally , but they were not ...
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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