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Main Title Beautiful evidence /
Author Tufte, Edward R.,
Publisher Graphics Press,
Year Published 2006
OCLC Number 70203994
ISBN 0961392177; 9780961392178; 9781930824164; 1930824165
Subjects Visual communication. ; Gebrauchsgrafik.--(DE-588)4019558-2 ; Illustration.--(DE-588)4123412-1 ; Information.--(DE-588)4026899-8 ; Semiotik.--(DE-588)4054498-9 ; Visualisierung.--(DE-588)4188417-6 ; Visuelle Kommunikation.--(DE-588)4131112-7 ; Gebrauchsgraphik. ; Statistics. ; Nonverbal Communication. ; Visual Perception.
Internet Access
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Table of contents http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=014864765&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Table of contents http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=014864765&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Author's website http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_be
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
Modified
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Status
EHAM  P93.5.T837 2006 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/19/2017
EKBM  P93.5.T837 2006 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/09/2008
ELAM  P93.5.T837 2006 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 09/24/2013
ELBM  P93.5.T837 2006 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/04/2013
ELDM  P93.5.T84 2006 NHEERL/MED Library/Duluth,MN 06/23/2017
EOBM  P93.5.T84 2006 NEIC Library/Denver,CO 08/25/2006
ESAM  P93.5.T84 2006 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/05/2017
ESBM  P93.5.T837 2006 NHEERL/WED Library/Corvallis,OR 08/08/2008
Collation 213 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Mapped pictures: images as evidence and explanation -- Sparklines: intense, simple, word-sized graphics -- Links and causal arrows: ambiguity in action -- Words, numbers, images-together -- The fundamental principles of analytical design -- Corruption in evidence presentations: effects without causes, cherry picking, overreaching, chartjunk, and the rage to conclude -- The cognitive style of PowerPoint: pitching out corrupts within -- Sculptural pedestals: meaning, practice, depedestalization -- Landscape sculptures. Science and art have in common intense seeing, the wide-eyed observing that generates empirical information. Beautiful Evidence is about how seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanations and evidence presentations. The book identifies excellent and effective methods for presenting information, suggests new designs, and provides tools for assessing the credibility of evidence presentations. Here we will see many close readings of serious evidence presentations - ranging through evolutionary trees and rocket science to economics, art history, and sculpture. Insistent application of the principles of analytical thinking helps both insiders and outsiders assess the credibility of evidence.