- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 6, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195135326
- ISBN-13: 978-0195135329
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 1.3 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #778,376 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Robert Harris served as president of divisions for Emerson Electric and Gould Incorporated and coordinated major programs as a corporate staff manager with Honeywell Incorporated.
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It's all black and white, and omits some of the more recent developments (no Heat Maps, Tree Maps, Sparklines).However it's a serious professional reference that I have personally found useful
Could use an update
Information Graphics: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference changed that. With this handy reference, which is never far from my keyboard, I have a 450-page catalog of ideas and guidance. What is remarkable is that in the 450 pages are 4,000 illustrations (nearly 10 per page). This book has allowed me to measurably improve the quality of my proposals and deliverables by picking the best possible way to convey information.
Don't let the fact that I am in the computer consulting industry deter you from buying this book - if you are in business, graphic arts, advertising and marketing or just about any other profession that uses data this book will be worth its weight in gold.
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5-10 graphics examples per page.Read more