The Best American Infographics 2013

The Best American Infographics 2013

By Gareth Cook (Editor); David Byrne (Introduction by)

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780547973371, 184pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more to digest, to tweet, to share, to go viral.
"The Best American Infographics" captures the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.

About the Author
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 theBoston Globe s SundayIdeas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared in, Wired, Scientific American, andThe Best American Science andNature Writing.

David Byrne is a renowned artist, the force behind the Talking Heads and creator of the highly regarded record label Luaka Bop. He is a photographer, film director, and author.

Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Modern science infographics can show everything from rising temperatures to population growth�"if you know how to read them. The Best American Infographics 2013 editor Gareth Cook and neuroscientist Stephen Kosslyn explain how to be a savvier infographics reader, and how to spot graphics that mislead. More at

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