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Information Graphics : A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference - Robert L. Harris

Information Graphics

A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference

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Published: 1st April 2000
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This beautifully illustrated book is the first complete handbook to visual information. Well written, easy to use, and carefully indexed, it describes the full range of charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and tables used daily to manage, analyze, and communicate information. It features over 3,000 illustrations, making it an ideal source for ideas on how to present information. It is an invaluable tool for anyone who writes or designs reports, whether for scientific journals, annual reports, or magazines and newspapers.

"This is an excellent reference for those wishing to describe data using graphs (of any nature)...I can imagine many applied statisticians, engineers, people from economy and/or newspapers, etc., for whom this reference could be an important addition to the library."-- Math "An encyclopedia of graphical techniques, including the many tools arising from modern data analysis. A great resource." --Chance, a publication of the American Statistical Association "The breadth and depth of entries, examples, and cross references are almost overwhelming. Readers can explore subjects to the depth necessary--it's all there ... The writing is straightforward and precise without being overly technical and presupposes no special knowledge of graphics or mathematics." --Journal of the Society for Technical Communication "This is an excellent reference for those wishing to describe data using graphs (of any nature)... I can imagine many applied statisticians, engineers, people from economy and/or newspapers, etc., for whom this reference could be an important addition to the library."-- Math "An encyclopedia of graphical techniques, including the many tools arising from modern data analysis. A great resource." --Chance, a publication of the American Statistical Association "The breadth and depth of entries, examples, and cross references are almost overwhelming. Readers can explore subjects to the depth necessary--it's all there ... The writing is straightforward and precise without being overly technical and presupposes no special knowledge of graphics or mathematics." --Journal of the Society for Technical Communication "The author has performed an extraordinary service for all who seek information in the cluttered landscape of data. . . . This volume should be required reading for all who intend to use graphical methods to analyze and transform data into information and to obtain meaning. The breadth of coverage showing both the oldest and newest methods will keep this reference work relevant for many years to come."--Journal of the American Society for Information Science "This book will be particularly useful to people doing desktop publishing, will help introduce general readers to the language of graphic designers, and can be used as a guidebook for finding the best way to present graphic information. Recommended for all levels."--Choice "This unique one-volume encyclopedic dictionary discusses and illustrates in detail the many types of graphics available. . . . Business people, graphic designers, and all who use these visual tools in their daily occupations should find this volume helpful and broadening. . . . Recommended for academic libraries that have business, statistics, or graphic design majors."--RQ "This book is a reviewer's delight: a resource that is not only well done but an unexpected treatment of a mainstream topic. Charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and tables are ubiquitous in society as tools for communicating information visually, but this is the first publication that provides an in-depth treatment of their practical application. This reference is highly recommended."--American Reference Books Annual "No other single work comes close to encompassing the same broad range of up-to-date techniques. . . . Information Graphics will be treasured by those who care about the way visual information is designed. It merits a prominent place in any information graphics library."--Information Design Journal "This book would be of benefit to any communicator whether in engineering, finance, computing or science. The breadth and depth of entries and examples are almost overwhelming. You can explore in depth or by overview, nothing seems to be missing. This is one review book I will not give back without a fight."--Communicator "The reader will discover the amazingly wide range of illustration graphics available. This title is recommended."--Computer Book Review "The book is aimed at information designers and communicators in all industries, whatever their graphics expertise. Graphic designers, managers, programmers, students, planners, consultants, financial specialists, academics, and indeed virtually anyone who wants to communicate effectively on paper should find Information Graphics a valuable and enduring resource."--The Xplorer "This is an excellent reference for those wishing to describe data using graphs (of any nature). The book covers the full spectrum of charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and tables ranging from the most basic to very specialised ones. I was surprised how many types of graphs have been suggested in the literature; this book offers more than 1000 different types. The approximately 4000 illustrations, prepared specially for this book, complement the text. The book is arranged alphabetically for easy reference and extensive cross-referencing is used throughout. . .The audience for this book will not be from those who specialise in pure mathematics. However, I can imagine many applied statisticians, engineers, people from business and/or newspapers etc., for whom this reference could represent an important addition to the library."-- EMS

ISBN: 9780195135329
ISBN-10: 0195135326
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.8 x 21.8  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.25