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The best American infographics 2014

Author: Nate Silver; Gareth Cook
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Series: Best American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge--to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nate Silver; Gareth Cook
ISBN: 0547974515 9780547974514
OCLC Number: 867078413
Description: xii, 159 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Gareth Cook --
Introduction / Nate Silver --
I. You : Who we are / Jack Hagley ; The perfect wine for the meal / Madeline Puckette ; How to be happy/ Heather Jones & Katy Steinmetz ; The first steps matter the most / Peter Bell & Stephanie Stamm ; Underground taste map / James Wannerton ; Buzzy drinks / Dirk Aschoff & Klaas Neumann ; Is the author human? / Cedric Kiefer, Johannes Poell, Josef Reyes, Lee Simmons & Sarah Fallon ; Fastball analytics / Mike Sudal, Matthew Futterman & Seth Hamblin ; Body sculpture / Richard Johnson, Mike Faille & Michael Higgins ; Lost cat / Caroline Paul, Wendy MacNaughton & Tibby the cat ; A portrait of your in-box / Bonnie Scranton, James de Vries, Scott Berinato & Christina Bortz ; Empire state building decoder / Karishma Sheth, Thomas Alberty & Emma Whitford ; English by the book / John Tomanio, Alexander Stegmaier & 5W Infographics ; Haircuts: Brady vs. Manning / Adam Duerson & Trevor Lazarus ; Visual recipes / Katie Shelly & Katherine Furman; Gay and in the closet / Bill Marsh & Seth Stephens-Davidowitz ; Existential calculator / Kelli Anderson & Sara Distin --
II. Us : When the night is dark, the lions atttack / Fernando Baptista, Daniela Santamarina, Jane Vessels & Fanna Gebreyesus ; Writers, sleep, and productivity / Maria Popova, Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri, Gabriele Rossi, Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno & Wendy MacNaughton; A fire disaster unfolds / Todd Lindeman & Bonnie Berkowitz ; How long it takes to reach #1 / Andrew Horton, Jen Gilbert, Silvio Pietroluongo, Keith Caulfield & Gary Trust ; The hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay / Richard Johnson, Andrew Barr, Mike Faille & Michael Higgins ; Is your state's highest-paid employee a coach? (probably) / Rueben Fischer-Baum ; Social network of jazz in 1920s New York City / Robert Nippoldt, Christine Goppel, Tobias Glasmacher & Sylke Mehrbold ; Hate maps / Monica Stephens, Matthew Eiben, Miles Ross & Amelia Egle ; The most beautiful goals / John Grimwade & Jeong Suh ; Raising the debt ceiling / Randy Yeip ; How to pick a pope / Todd Lindeman & Bonnie Berkowitz ; The global flow of tobacco / Nicolas Rapp & Ryan Bradley ; Bieber, then and now / Richard Johnson, Andrew Barr, Jonathan Forani, David Corrigan & Rob Roberts ; The NSA's vast net / Heather Jones & Emily Maltby ; Gun laws since Newtown / Karen Yourish & Larry Buchanan ; French kisses / Bill Rankin ; The varieties of genius / Davide Ciuffi, Federica Fragapane, Francesco Majno, Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri & Gabriele Rossi ; The unemployement number by the people / Jennifer Daniel & Dorothy Gambrell ; Deadly Everest / Martin Gamach & Matt Twombly ; The Midwest by consensus / Bill Rankin ; Competitive surfing / Jeff Goertzen ; The shape of the income ladder depends on where you live / Shan Carter, Amanda Cox & Alicia Parlapiano ; Fields of commemoration / Valentina D'Efilippo --
III. The material world : A wheel of 65 cheeses / Pop Chart Lab ; To the moon and beyond / Sean McNaughton, Matthew Twombly, Jane Vessels, Samuel Velasco & Amanda Hobbs ; Composers / Seth Kadish ; Baseball parks / Jeremy Huggins ; Preserving Mount Rushmore in cyberspace / John Baxter, Todd James, John Tomanio & Matt Twombly ; Earthquake concrete / Raoul Rañoa, Rong-Gong Lin II, Rosanna Xia, Doug Smith & Len DeGroot ; As the world changes, so do the wild bees / Mortiz Stefaner, Jillian Walters & Jen Christiansen ; The biggest storm / Lawson Parker, Martin Gamache & Nick Kaloterakis ; Clock of the present / Scott Thrift ; The family tree of bourbon / Colin Spoelman & Sebit Min ; The literal meaning of the states / Stephan Hormes & Silke Peust ; Overkill / Carl De Torres, Margaret Swart, Bill Wasik, & Joanna Pearlstein ; What a fastball looks like / Bryan Christie, Munehito Sawada, John Korpics, Jason Lancaster, Bruce Kelley, Amy Brachmann, Eddie Martz, Paul Kix & Ben Bradley ; The truth about T. Rex / Emily Cooper, Jasiek Krysztofiak, Kelly Kruse & Richard Monastersky ; Angular size / Randall Munroe ; Great winged migrations / Virginia W. Mason, Fernando Baptista, Daniela Santamarina, Janes Vessels & Fanna Gebreysus ; Lands truly discovered / Bill Rankin ; What species leaves behind / Karen Comins, Oliver Uberti & Hannah Tak --
IV. Interactive / Fernanda B. Viégas : Drone attacks / Wesley Grubbs, Nick Yahnke & Mladen Balog ; Racial dot map / Dustin A. Cable ; Previously, on arrested developement / Adam Cole, Christopher Groskopf, Alyson Hurt, Jeremy Bowers & Danny DeBelius ; Our green world / Dan Pisut, Tim Loomis, Vivek Goel & Wei Guo ; Across US companies, tax rates vary greatly / Mike Bostock, Matt Ericson, David Leonhardt & Bill Marsh ; Transit time, NYC / John Keefe, Steven Melendez & Louise Ma ; Connected China / Irene Jay Liu, Katy Harris & Mark Schifferli ; Block by block, Brooklyn's past and present / Thomas Rhiel ; Bloomberg billionares / Lisa Strausfeld, Hilla Katki, Christopher Cannon, Jeremy Diamond, Kenton Powell, David Harding, Alia Shafir, Christian Swinehart & Lina Chen --
Map stack / Stamen Design --
Best American infographics brain trust.
Series Title: Best American series.
Other Titles: American infographics 2014
Responsibility: with an introduction by Nate Silver ; Gareth Cook, series editor.

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The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge--to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.

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