Visual Explanations

Author: Edward R. Tufte
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ISBN: 9780961392178
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This book describes design strategies - the proper arrangement in space and time of images, words, and numbers - for presenting information about motion, process, mechanism, cause and effect.

Visual Explanations

Author: Edward R. Tufte
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781930824157
Format: PDF
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Display of information for paper and computer screens; principles of information design, design of presentations. Depicting evidence relevant to cause and effect, decision making. Scientific visualization.

Envisioning Information

Author: Edward R. Tufte
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ISBN: 9781930824140
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Provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, uses extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information display.

Beautiful Evidence

Author: Edward R. Tufte
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ISBN: 9781930824164
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How seeing turns into showing, how empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence. How to produce and consume evidence presentations.

The Art of Changing the Brain

Author: James Ellwood Zull
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 9781579220549
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.

Visual Cultures of Science

Author: Luc Pauwels
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584655121
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A new collection explores the complex role of visual representation in science.

Scientific Representation

Author: Bas C. van Fraassen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191613746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bas C. van Fraassen presents an original exploration of how we represent the world. Science represents natural phenomena by means of theories, as well as in many concrete ways by such means as pictures, graphs, table-top models, and computer simulations. Scientific Representation begins with an inquiry into the nature of representation in general, drawing on such diverse sources as Plato's dialogues, the development of perspectival drawing in the Renaissance, and the geometric styles of modelling in modern physics. Starting with Mach's and Poincaré's analyses of measurement and the 'problem of coordination', van Fraassen then presents a view of measurement outcomes as representations. With respect to the theories of contemporary science he defends an empiricist structuralist version of the 'picture theory' of science, through an inquiry into the paradoxes that came to light in twentieth-century philosophies of science. Van Fraassen concludes with an analysis of the complex relationship between appearance and reality in the scientific world-picture.