Comprehensive list of books on data visualization

We follow the Storytelling With Data blog by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic (and you should too).

Her most recent post, many paths to learning data viz, is a goldmine of information. The podcast includes a lengthy list of books and other resources that we have linked below.

We’ve blogged a bunch about data visualization as it relates to planning and Gantt charts, but our thirst for insight on this topic is insatiable.

Below is the list from Nussbaumer Knaflic’s blog, but it is not exhaustive of what is out there.

What has been your most helpful book on data viz that you would recommend your colleagues read?

Andrews, Info We Trust
Bertin, Semiology of Graphics
Brinton, Graphic Presentation
Cairo, The Functional Art
Cairo, The Truthful Art
Cleveland, The Elements of Graphing Data
Cleveland, Visualizing Data
Few, Information Dashboard Design
Few, Now You See It
Few, Show Me the Numbers
Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
Knaflic, storytelling with data
Kriebel & Murray, #MakeoverMonday
Meeks, D3.js in Action
Robbins, Creating More Effective Graphs
Robinson, et. al, The Elements of Cartography
Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis
Tufte, Beautiful Evidence
Tufte, Envisioning Information
Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Tufte, Visual Explanations
Schwabish, Better Presentations
Slocum, Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
Wainer, Visual Revelations: Graphical Tales of Fate and Deception…
Ware, Information Visualization: Perception for Design
Wexler, Shaffer, Cotgreave, The Big Book of Dashboards
Zelazny, Say It With Charts

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