Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver
The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.
NATE SILVER, introducer, is a best-selling author of The Signal and the Noise, statistician, and founder of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com.
Series editor GARETH COOK is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American's neuroscience blog. He helped invent the Boston Globe’s Sunday Ideas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared on NewYorker.com and in Wired, Scientific American, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing.
“Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic."
“You’ll come away with more than your share of…mind-bending moments – and a wide ranging view of what infographics can do.”
—Harvard Business Review
"Represents the full spectrum of the genre – from authoritative to playful.”
"A stunning collection. . . . I learned something new from each entry." —Kelly Krause, Nature
“Infographics have this wonderful ability to inspire people to act and get involved.”
—Karl De Torres
“Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understand.”