The Best American Infographics 2015

Praise for The Best American Infographics 
 
 “Represent[s] the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful.”—Scientific American
 
“Not only is it a thing of beauty, it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic.”—Nature
 
 “Information, in its raw form, can overwhelm us. Finding the visual form of data can simplify this deluge into pearls of understanding.” —Kim Rees, Periscopic
 
 The most creative and effective data visualizations from the past year, edited by Brain Pickings creator Maria Popova
 
The rise of infographics across nearly all print and electronic media—from a graphic illuminating the tweets of the women of Isis to a memorable depiction of the national geography of beer—reveals patterns in our lives and the world in often startling ways. The Best American Infographics 2015 showcases visualizations from the worlds of politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more. From an elegant graphic comparison of first sentences in classic novels to a startling illustration of the world’s deadliest animals, “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).
“This is what information design does at its best – it gives pause, makes visible the unsuspected yet significant invisibilia of life, and by astonishing us into mobilization, it catapults us toward one of the greatest feats of human courage: the act of changing one’s mind.”—from the Introduction by Maria Popova

Guest introducer MARIA POPOVA is the one-woman curation machine behind Brain Pickings, a cross-disciplinary blog showcasing content that makes people smarter. She has more than half a million monthly readers and over 480,000 Twitter followers. Popova is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow and has written for the New York TimesAtlanticWired UKGOOD Magazine, The Huffington Post, and the Nieman Journalism Lab.
 
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 in NewYorker.com, WIRED, Scientific American, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. 
 


The Natural World (The World in Infographics)

The Natural World (The World in Infographics)

Be amazed by the real-life size of the world's largest spider; discover which animal can jump the equivalent of a human leaping over a skyscraper; measure the length of a blue whale in buses, people, and basketball courts; and more!From the animal classification system and DNA to reproduction, food webs, and the world's fastest animals, this book explores the natural world using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.Highly visual and accessible, infographics are an increasingly popular way to introduce complex stats, facts, and figures to children, helping them to digest complex information on a number of topics.
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The Human Body (The World in Infographics)

The Human Body (The World in Infographics)

Discover what goes into every drop of your blood, compare the size of your lungs to the surface area of a tennis court, find out how many pencils the carbon in your body would fill, and more! From bone structure and muscles to the senses, our central nervous systems, and reproduction, this book explores the human body using a wide variety of icons, graphics, and pictograms.
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Search Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint for Effective Internet Marketing

Search Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint for Effective Internet Marketing

Your visual, step-by-step guide to search engine optimization, from an Internet marketing expert Techniques and best practices for search engine optimization are constantly evolving. This visual guide to SEO is fully updated with information on the latest and most effective ways to move your website up in the search engine rankings. Internet marketing guru Kristopher Jones, a frequent keynote speaker at interactive marketing conferences, explains all the key concepts in a visual format so you can see how they work and what to do. Learn about keyword generation, internal linking, URL structure, content creation, using social media, and more.More than 70 percent of businesses today have websites; search engine optimization is a vital factor in growing a business by gaining new customers while increasing business from existing customersThis two-color book is the only guide to search engine optimization that is presented in a visual formatPresents search engine marketing principles includi
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Visual Communication: Images with Messages

Visual Communication: Images with Messages

Visual communication is just as important as verbal communication, if not more so. VISUAL COMMUNICATION: IMAGES WITH MESSAGES shows you how visual perception is used in all forms of communication, whether it's graphic design, photography, television, video, or interactive media. In addition, this 6th edition is presented in full color from cover to cover. And because it's packed with study and review tools, it not only clearly explains the theories you need to know, it helps you prepare for tests and will help you succeed in the class. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
Price:$155.55

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Infographics: Designing & Visualizing Data

Infographics: Designing & Visualizing Data

In a world shaped by waves of information, it is of vital importance to develop effective strategic methods of making key data stand out to its target audience. Infographics, which are now used regularly by organizations worldwide, have become a key method for achieving this aim. This book is a comprehensive reference guide for this vital technique.
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One Show, Volume 35

One Show, Volume 35

Great advertising and design can make the world stop and think. It can make people listen. And, sometimes it can even change a person's life. The One Show celebrates all of the qualities that go into making a successful ad campaign or design. Considered by many to be the benchmark in advertising annuals, this year's edition features the very best work from around the world from the 2013 One Show and One Show Design contests. In these pages are more than 1,600 four-color images from the finalists and winning entries, insider perspectives from the Gold Pencil winners, a spotlight on the Client of the Year, the college competition winners, and a look into the judging process with a Judge's Choice section. Lavishly produced with full-color throughout, this book is the must-have annual for creatives, clients, students, and anyone interested in advertising and design. Categories covered include print, design, integrated branding, television, and radio. 
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