7 Top Data Visualization Books for Inquisitive Minds

Do you want to learn the history of data visualization? Or do you want to learn how to create more engaging visualizations and see some examples? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of information available today, which is why sometimes the answer can be as simple as picking up a good book.

These seven amazing data visualization books are a great place for you to get started:

1) Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, Second Edition

Stephen Few

2) The Accidental Analyst: Show Your Data Who’s Boss

Eileen and Stephen McDaniel

3) Information Graphics

Sandra Rendgen, Julius Wiedemann

4) Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics

Nathan Yau

5) Storytelling with Data

Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

6) Cool Infographics

Randy Krum

7) Designing Data Visualizations: Representing Informational Relationships

Noah Iliinsky, Julie Steele

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Comment by Jay Sebastian on October 13, 2017 at 6:43am

No Tufte? :)

Comment by Alberto Gonzalez on November 17, 2016 at 9:10am

The list is nice but I guess I could say you are missing this one, and is a pretty good book. 

 Visualization Analysis and Design.Tamara Munzner.AK Peters Visualization SeriesCRC Press, 2014.

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