The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Second Edition

By Edward R Tufte


One of my all-time favourite books. A well reasoned, clear and concise discussion of the history and how to best-present visual information with many great examples thought the book of maps, charts and figures. The book itself is stunning to look at, too, and its typesetting style has heavily influenced the layout of this site. A bible for any statistician, journalist, data scientist and visual communicator.