Best Data Visualization Books 2017

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Data visualization books are quite thin on the ground. A rapidly evolving area of Business Intelligence, much of the background to data visualization can be found on the internet via blogs, articles, white papers and demo websites. This page provides recommendations on what we consider to be the Best Data Visualization Books for 2017.

However, two of the most important people in the Data Visualization arena have written books – Edward Tufte, famous for his Sparklines, and Stephen Few – creator of bullet graphs. Note that the Tufte book ‘Beautiful Evidence’ is quite difficult to get hold of and as such may command a premium price.

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At a glance monitoring


Beautiful Evidence



Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten

Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals


The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures



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