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The Visual Display of Quantitative Information Paperback – May 1, 2001
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Once you've purchased this first book by Tufte, you will never look at charts or other graphical displays without a jaundiced eye. You will also will begin to be more honest in how you convey information to others. You will make better decisions, and you will raise the standard for other communicators and decision makers. Life and death decisions do get made on the basis of data, and not just in the sciences and medicine. Buy this book and you will have a very tough time putting it down.
However, the reason I'm giving this five stars is because I bought it used and it came with an autograph by the author. Pretty cool. Not something the seller could control, or even knew about, but it's one of those really nice "extra" things that happen in life.
Although in some ways a polemic against the misuse of graphical techniques, Tufte never loses his sense of humor & gives us plenty of really GOOD examples as well as a harsh deconstruction of some truly horrendous images. While this, the first in what has become a series, predates the muddy dawn of computer graphical "presentations" the basic principles outlined in its pages are every bit as applicable to the PowerPoint generation as they were to transparencies & posters. Buy it. read it Use it.
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This book is a pure description of graphs done in the past. No explanations of how to start a graph.Read more