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How Charts Lie : Getting Smarter about Visual Information
by Alberto Cairo




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Today, public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers. While charts, infographics, and diagrams can make us smarter, they can also deceive--intentionally or unintentionally. To be informed citizens, we must all be able to decode and use the visual information that politicians, journalists, and even our employers present us with each day. Demystifying an essential new literacy for our data-driven world, How Charts Lie examines contemporary examples ranging from election result infographics to global GDP maps and box office record charts, as well as an updated afterword on the graphics of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Overview

Today, public conversations are increasingly driven by numbers. While charts, infographics, and diagrams can make us smarter, they can also deceive--intentionally or unintentionally. To be informed citizens, we must all be able to decode and use the visual information that politicians, journalists, and even our employers present us with each day. Demystifying an essential new literacy for our data-driven world, How Charts Lie examines contemporary examples ranging from election result infographics to global GDP maps and box office record charts, as well as an updated afterword on the graphics of the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393358421
  • ISBN-10: 0393358429
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: October 2020
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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