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A History of Data Visualization and Graphic Communication

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674975231

Publication Date: 06/08/2021


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

70 photos, 18 color photos, 36 illus., 4 color illus., 5 tables


  • Introduction
  • 1. In the Beginning…
  • 2. The First Graph Got It Right
  • 3. The Birth of Data
  • 4. Vital Statistics: William Farr, John Snow, and Cholera
  • 5. The Big Bang: William Playfair, the Father of Modern Graphics
  • 6. The Origin and Development of the Scatterplot
  • 7. The Golden Age of Statistical Graphics
  • 8. Escaping Flatland
  • 9. Visualizing Time and Space
  • 10. Graphs as Poetry
  • Learning More
  • Notes
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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