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How Charts Lie Getting Smarter about Visual Information

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ISBN-10: 1324001569

ISBN-13: 9781324001560

Edition: 2019

Authors: Alberto Cairo, Anon

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We've all heard that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what if we don't understand what we're looking at? Social media has made charts, infographics, and diagrams ubiquitous--and easier to share than ever. While such visualizations can better inform us, they can also deceive by displaying incomplete or inaccurate data, suggesting misleading patterns-- or simply misinform us by being poorly designed, such as the confusing "eye of the storm" maps shown on TV every hurricane season.Many of us are ill equipped to interpret the visuals that politicians, journalists, advertisers, and even employers present each day, enabling bad actors to easily manipulate visuals to promote their own…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.96" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English