I had the opportunity to browse through the book Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think. I could not put it down. It’s a big book, hard to find and impossible to put down once you start looking at it. Use the link above to find a used copy. Take a look at this online version to see the kind of examples that enthralled me:

Online version (Google Books) of “Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think

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