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The Resource Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures, Howard Wainer

Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures, Howard Wainer

Label
Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures
Title
Graphic discovery
Title remainder
a trout in the milk and other visual adventures
Statement of responsibility
Howard Wainer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Good graphs make complex problems clear. From the weather forecast to the Dow Jones average, graphs are so ubiquitous today that it is hard to imagine a world without them. Yet they are a modern invention. This book is the first to comprehensively plot humankind's fascinating efforts to visualize data, from a key seventeenth-century precursor--England's plague-driven initiative to register vital statistics--right up to the latest advances. In a highly readable, richly illustrated story of invention and inventor that mixes science and politics, intrigue and scandal, revolution and shopping,
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wainer, Howard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Playfair, William
  • Playfair, William
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematical statistics
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
  • Mathematical statistics
  • Mathematical statistics
Label
Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures, Howard Wainer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I: William Playfair and the Origins of Graphical Display; 1 Why Playfair?; 2 Who Was Playfair?; 3 William Playfair: A Daring Worthless Fellow; 4 Scaling the Heights (and Widths); 5 A Priestley View of International Currency Exchanges; 6 Tom's Veggies and the American Way; 7 The Graphical Inventions of Dubourg and Ferguson: Two Precursors to William Playfair; 8 Winds across Europe: Francis Galton and the Graphic Discovery of Weather Patterns; Part II: Using Graphical Displays to Understand the Modern World
  • 9 A Graphical Investigation of the Scourge of Vietnam10 Two Mind-Bending Statistical Paradoxes; 11 Order in the Court; 12 No Order in the Court; 13 Like a Trout in the Milk; 14 Scaling the Market; 15 Sex, Smoking, and Life Insurance: A Graphical View; 16 There They Go Again!; 17 Sex and Sports: How Quickly Are Women Gaining?; 18 Clear Thinking Made Visible: Redesigning Score Reports for Students; Part III: Graphical Displays in the Twenty-first Century; 19 John Wilder Tukey: The Father of Twenty-first-Century Graphical Display
  • 20 Graphical Tools for the Twenty-first Century: I. Spinning and Slicing21 Graphical Tools for the Twenty-first Century: II. Nearness and Smoothing Engines; 22 Epilogue: A Selection of Selection Anomalies; Conclusion; Dramatis Personae; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn861200036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849277
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849277
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4bc34x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861200036
Label
Graphic discovery : a trout in the milk and other visual adventures, Howard Wainer
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I: William Playfair and the Origins of Graphical Display; 1 Why Playfair?; 2 Who Was Playfair?; 3 William Playfair: A Daring Worthless Fellow; 4 Scaling the Heights (and Widths); 5 A Priestley View of International Currency Exchanges; 6 Tom's Veggies and the American Way; 7 The Graphical Inventions of Dubourg and Ferguson: Two Precursors to William Playfair; 8 Winds across Europe: Francis Galton and the Graphic Discovery of Weather Patterns; Part II: Using Graphical Displays to Understand the Modern World
  • 9 A Graphical Investigation of the Scourge of Vietnam10 Two Mind-Bending Statistical Paradoxes; 11 Order in the Court; 12 No Order in the Court; 13 Like a Trout in the Milk; 14 Scaling the Market; 15 Sex, Smoking, and Life Insurance: A Graphical View; 16 There They Go Again!; 17 Sex and Sports: How Quickly Are Women Gaining?; 18 Clear Thinking Made Visible: Redesigning Score Reports for Students; Part III: Graphical Displays in the Twenty-first Century; 19 John Wilder Tukey: The Father of Twenty-first-Century Graphical Display
  • 20 Graphical Tools for the Twenty-first Century: I. Spinning and Slicing21 Graphical Tools for the Twenty-first Century: II. Nearness and Smoothing Engines; 22 Epilogue: A Selection of Selection Anomalies; Conclusion; Dramatis Personae; Notes; References; Index
Control code
ocn861200036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849277
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849277
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4bc34x
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861200036

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