Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display

Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display

In his entertaining and informative book Graphic Discovery, Howard Wainer unlocked the power of graphical display to make complex problems clear. Now he's back with Picturing the Uncertain World, a book that explores how graphs can serve as maps to guide us when the information we have is ambiguous or incomplete. Using a visually diverse sampling of graphical display, from heartrending autobiographical displays of genocide in the Kovno ghetto to the "Pie Chart of Mystery" in a New Yorker cartoon, Wainer illustrates the many ways graphs can be used--and misused--as we try to make sense of an uncertain world. Picturing the Uncertain World takes readers on an extraordinary graphical adventure, revealing how the visual communication of data offers answers to vexing questions yet also highlights the measure of uncertainty in almost everything we do. Are cancer rates higher or lower in rural communities? How can you know how much money to sock away for retirement when you don't know when you'll die? And where exactly did nineteenth-century novelists get their ideas? These are some of the fascinating questions Wainer invites readers to consider. Along the way he traces the origins and development of graphical display, from William Playfair, who pioneered the use of graphs in the eighte...

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Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display by Howard Wainer (2009-04-26)

Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display by Howard Wainer (2009-04-26)

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Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display 1st edition by Wainer, Howard (2009) Hardcover

Picturing the Uncertain World: How to Understand, Communicate, and Control Uncertainty through Graphical Display 1st edition by Wainer, Howard (2009) Hardcover

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Picturing the Uncertain World (09) by Wainer, Howard [Hardcover (2009)]

Picturing the Uncertain World (09) by Wainer, Howard [Hardcover (2009)]

Picturing the Uncertain World (09) by Wainer, Howard [Hardcover (2009)]

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