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Visual explanations : images and quantities, evidence and narrative

Author: Edward R Tufte
Publisher: Cheshire, Connecticut : Graphics Press, 2012. ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third printingView all editions and formats
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This book explores the representation of verbs, mechanisms and motion, process and dynamics, cause and effect, explanation and narrative. In explicating the principles, the author cites such examples as visual evidence to decide to launch the space shuttle Challenger, a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm, stage magic, and disinformation design. Many examples show redesigns comparing before and after.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward R Tufte
ISBN: 9780961392123 0961392126
OCLC Number: 957042337
Description: 156 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 28 cm
Contents: Images and quantities --
Visual and statistical thinking: displays of evidence for making decisions --
Explaining magic: pictorial instructions and disinformation design --
The smallest effective difference --
Parallelism: repitition and change, comparison and surprise --
Multiples in space and time --
Visual confections: juxtapositions from the ocean of the streams story.
Responsibility: Edward R. Tufte.

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This book explores the representation of verbs, mechanisms and motion, process and dynamics, cause and effect, explanation and narrative. In explicating the principles, the author cites such examples as visual evidence to decide to launch the space shuttle Challenger, a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm, stage magic, and disinformation design. Many examples show redesigns comparing before and after.

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