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Data visualization and the (in)effective communication of information are salient topics on this blog. I just love to read and write about best practices related to data visualization (or bad practices), or to explore novel types of complex graphs. However, I am not always online, and I am equally fond of reading about data visualization offline.
These amazing books about data visualization
are written by some of the leading experts in the dataviz scene:
- #MakeoverMonday: Improving How We Visualize and Analyze Data, One Chart at a Time — by Andy Kreibel
- Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks — by Jon Schwabish
- Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction — by Kieran Healy
- Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics — by Robert Grant
- Fundamentals of Data Visualization — by Claus Wilke
- Information is Beautiful — by David McCandless
- Interactive Data Visualization for the Web: An Introduction to Designing with D3 — by Scott Murray
- Knowledge is Beautiful — by David McCandless
- Storytelling with Data — by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
- Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice — by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
- The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization (Voices That Matter) — by Alberto Cairo
- The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication — by Alberto Cairo
- Visual Miscellaneum — by David McCandless
- Visualization Analysis and Design — by Tamara Munzner
- Visualize This — by Nathan Yau
If you are also interested in programming and machine learning, have a look at this list of free programming books.