Learning more

This section contains some links and references to further reading and topics that you might wish to explore. They didn’t fit directly in the narrative of a given chapter, but are useful nonetheless.

This web version contains additional items and references not printed in the book.

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Andrews, R. J., and Howard Wainer. 2017. “The Great Migration: A Graphics Novel Featuring the Contributions of W. E. B. Du Bois and C. J. Minard.” Significance 14 (3): 14–19.

Bauer, Craig P. 2017. Unsolved!: The History and Mystery of the World’s Greatest Ciphers from Ancient Egypt to Online Secret Societies. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Braun, Marta. 1992. Picturing Time: The Work of Etienne-Jules Marey (1830-1904). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Burke, Christopher, Eric Kindel, and Sue Walker, eds. 2013. Isotype: Design and Contexts 1925-1971. London: Hyphen Press. https://hyphenpress.co.uk/products/books/978-0-907259-47-3.

Cook, Dianne, and Deborah F. Swayne. 2007. Interactive and Dynamic Graphics for Data Analysis : With R and GGobi. Use R ! New York: Springer.

Cook, Robert, and Howard Wainer. 2012. “A century and a half of moral statistics in the United Kingdom: Variations on Joseph Fletcher’s thematic maps.” Significance 9 (3): 31–36.

Delaney, John. 2012. First X, Then Y, Now Z: An Introduction to Landmark Thematic Maps. Darby, PA: Diane Publishing Co.

Friedman, Jerome H., and Werner Stuetzle. 2002. “John W. Tukey’s Work on Interactive Graphics.” The Annals of Statistics 30 (6): 1629–39.

Friendly, M. 2007. “A Brief History of Data Visualization.” In Handbook of Computational Statistics: Data Visualization, edited by C. Chen, Wolfgang Härdle, and Antony Unwin, III:1–34. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag.

Friendly, Michael. 2002. “Visions and Re-Visions of Charles Joseph Minard.” Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 27 (1): 31–51.

———. 2007. “A.-M. Guerry’s Moral Statistics of France: Challenges for Multivariable Spatial Analysis.” Statistical Science 22 (3): 368–99.

———. 2008a. “The Golden Age of Statistical Graphics.” Statistical Science 23 (4): 502–35.

———. 2008b. “La Vie et L’Oeuvre d’André-Michael Guerry (1802-1866).” Mémoires de L’Académie de Touraine 20 (May).

Friendly, Michael, and D. Denis. 2005. “The Early Origins and Development of the Scatterplot.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 41 (2): 103–30.

Friendly, Michael, Georges Monette, and John Fox. 2013. “Elliptical Insights: Understanding Statistical Methods Through Elliptical Geometry.” Statistical Science 28 (1): 1–39.

Friendly, Michael, and Gilles Palsky. 2007. “Visualizing Nature and Society.” In Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, edited by James R. Ackerman and Robert W. Karrow, 205–51. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Friendly, Michael, and de Saint Agathe. 2012. “André-Michel Guerry’s Ordonnateur Statistique: The First Statistical Calculator?” The American Statistician 66 (3): 195–200.

Friendly, Michael, Pedro Valero-Mora, and Joaquı́n Ibáñez Ulargui. 2010. “The First (Known) Statistical Graph: Michael Florent van Langren and the ‘Secret’ of Longitude.” The American Statistician 64 (2): 185–91.

Hacking, Ian. 1990. The Taming of Chance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Hoff, Hebbel E., and L. A. Geddes. 1962. “The Beginnings of Graphic Recording.” Isis 53: 287–324.

Johnson, Steven. 2006. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books.

Koch, Tom. 2011. Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Palsky, G. 1996. Des Chiffres et Des Cartes: Naissance et développement de La Cartographie Quantitative Française Au XIX\({}^e\) Siècle. Paris: Comité des Travaux Historiques et Scientifiques (CTHS).

Rendgen, Sandra. 2018. The Minard System: The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Robinson, Arthur H. 1982. Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Slocum, Terry A., Robert B. McMaster, Fritz C. Kessler, and Hugh H. Howard. 2008. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization. Geographic Information Science. Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Sobel, Dava. 1996. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. New York: Penguin.

Wachsmuth, A., L. Wilkinson, and G. E. Dallal. 2003. “Galton’s Bend: A Previously Undiscovered Nonlinearity in Galton’s Family Stature Regression Data.” The American Statistician 57 (3): 190–92.

Whitaker, Ewen Adair. 2003. Mapping and Naming the Moon: A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclature. Cambridge University Press.

Wickham, Hadley. 2016. Ggplot2: Elegant Graphics for Data Analysis. Springer-Verlag New York. https://ggplot2.tidyverse.org.

Wilkinson, Leland. 1999. The Grammar of Graphics. New York: Springer.


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