The Best American Infographics 2016
Publisher: Mariner Books
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 176
â€œWhen it comes to infographicsâ€¦the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensualâ€"and often immediate. A good graphic says â€˜See what I see!â€™ and either you do or you donâ€™t. The best onesâ€¦pull you right in, and wonâ€™t let you go.â€ â€"From the introduction by Robert Krulwich The yearâ€™s most â€œawesomeâ€ (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling waysâ€"from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing project on postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship. The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politicsâ€"including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographicsâ€"â€œthe full spectrum of the genreâ€"from authoritative to playfulâ€ (Scientific American). ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of Radiolab and a science correspondent for NPR. He writes, draws, and cartoons at Curiously Krulwich, where he synthesizes scientific concepts into colorful, one-of-a-kind blog posts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, and has been called â€œthe most inventive network reporter in televisionâ€ by TV Guide.