We find ourselves in the era of big data, a time when information moves faster than ever, and infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of insight—into the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more. The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.

The Best American Infographics 2014, a New York Times Education best seller, is the second volume in the series. The guest introducer is Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight and author of the bestselling book, The Signal and the Noise. A statistician, Silver is known for predicting the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, for developing PECOTA (a system for predicting the performance of Major League baseball players) and for his leading role in developing burrito analytics.

How to Buy: The book is available at AmazonB&NPowell’sBAM, Indiebound, the publisher, or your favorite local bookstore. Information on the debut volume, introduced by David Byrne, is available here.

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Public Appearance

7:30pm, Tuesday, October 21. “Infographics: The Origins and Future of Visual Thinking,” lecture and book signing. Boston College, Devlin Hall, Room 101.


My Five Favorite Maps: Bill Rankin,” Aaron ReissThe Atlantic: City Lab

5 Infographics that Actually Say Something,” by Kelsey Campbell-DollaghanGizmodo.

A Book Riot Mailbag pick.

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