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4.0 out of 5 stars Makes important points clearly, but at length
Tufte's book includes a range of beautiful examples of information visualisation, but also wanders off in places in a slightly self-indulgent way, and uses a lot of space to cover some of the examples (Tufte self-published the book, I believe, which might explain this).

In the same way as "The Design of Everyday Things" causes you to look at door handles in a...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful - but not very practical
Super beautiful book - and that's more or less that. No practical guides - on a dark day waste of money.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes important points clearly, but at length, 4 Feb 2009
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David Allsopp (Worcestershire, UK) - See all my reviews
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Tufte's book includes a range of beautiful examples of information visualisation, but also wanders off in places in a slightly self-indulgent way, and uses a lot of space to cover some of the examples (Tufte self-published the book, I believe, which might explain this).

In the same way as "The Design of Everyday Things" causes you to look at door handles in a new light, you never look at a chart or diagram in quite the same way after reading one of Tufte's books; bad design will leap out at you once you've seen examples of good design.

He also includes the obligatory powerpoint-bashing, but in good humour.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book, 9 Dec 2009
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I think this book is fantastic. If you're in the business of writing reports and giving presentations, this book provides valuable lessons of how it should be done. I work in science and have benefited tremendously from the wisdom given in this book.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding but not for everyone, 17 July 2009
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Lasse Hjorth Madsen (Denmark) - See all my reviews
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This is a remarkabel work, both beautiful and full of insight. A very rewarding, although not particularily easy read. Not everybody will find it useful as a practical guide, but everyone should be able to learn something out of it.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful - but not very practical, 24 Jan 2009
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Super beautiful book - and that's more or less that. No practical guides - on a dark day waste of money.
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