How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 9.4 X 1.0 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami. He has consulted with companies and institutions such as Google and the Congressional Budget Office on visualizations. He lives in Miami, Florida.


This book offers a succinct, elegant, accessible look at the ways data can be represented or misrepresented and is a perfect primer for anyone who cares about the difference. I loved this book!--Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Statistics
Alberto Cairo has written a wise, witty, and utterly beautiful book. You couldn't hope for a better teacher to improve your graphical literacy.--Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and presenter of More or Less
Alberto Cairo shares great examples of data visualization and storytelling for anyone who wants to dig into their data.--Dona Wong, author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but only if you know how to read it. In this book, Alberto Cairo teaches us how to get smarter about visual information by reading charts with attention and care. I found a lot to steal here, and you will, too.--Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist
This book will open your eyes to how everyone uses visuals to push agendas. A master visual designer, Alberto Cairo shows you how to read charts and decode design. After this book, you can't look at charts with a straight face!--Kaiser Fung, author of Numbers Rule Your World
Funny, engaging, and mathematically correct...A must read for anyone who wants to stay informed.--Cathy O'Neil, best-selling author of Weapons of Math Destruction