## Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Illustrated ReferenceThis beautifully illustrated book is the first complete handbook to vi sual information. Well written, easy to use, and carefully indexed, it describes the full range of charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and table s used daily to manage, analyze, and communicate information. It featu res over 3,000 illustrations, making it an ideal source for ideas on h ow to present information. It is an invaluable tool for anyone who wri tes or designs reports, whether for scientific journals, annual report s, or magazines and newspapers. |

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Really an important book for designers. Complete in all respect when it comes to representing those series and sets of numbers graphically.

Thing that I feel is missing, is the complete list of tools whic can be usefull in accomplishing the subject explained and few important How-To's would make the book an encyclopedia of Visual Design!

### Contents

Features such | 62 |

Grouped box graph for displaying | 79 |

Examples of some of the most recent | 144 |

In some cases information graphics developed in one field can | 162 |

bidirectional | 237 |

Illustration of how the twodimensional | 289 |

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activity actual values and/or arrows axes bar chart bar graph Brand candlestick charts charts and graphs circle class intervals color column graph comparison contour lines control charts coordinate cumulative frequency data elements data graphics data points data set designate deviation graph diagram dimensional display drop lines encoded entities equal fitted curve frequently Graph continued Graph Sometimes referred grid lines grouped histogram horizontal axis icons illustrate indicate labels legend line graph linear located logarithmic logarithmic scale major moving average multiple data series normal distribution normally one-axis overlap percent percentile PERT chart pie chart planes plotted point graph polygon Product proportional charts quantitative scales rectangle represent scatter graph segments sequence scale shading sometimes called specific Statistical Map surface graph symbols things three-dimensional graphs tick marks two-dimensional type of graph typically variable variations vertical axis vertical line viewer width zero base line

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Page 445 - Graphical Perception: Theory, Experimentation, and Application to the Development of Graphical Methods," Journal of the American Statistical Association 79 (September 1984), 531-554.