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Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Edward Tufte

 

 

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cover imageEdward Tufte's new book, Visual Explanations 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 web sites and on-line manuals,animations and scientific  visualizations, techniques for talks, and design strategies got 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 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.

Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
1997, Graphics Press
158 pages, Hardbound
ISBN: 0961392126


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