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The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication by Alberto Cairo

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Epilogue: What Lies Ahead

That’s it. I’ve run out of pages! I am sorry to end The Truthful Art in a cliffhanger—if that’s even possible in a book about communication, journalism, data, and visualization. I owe you an explanation.

Whenever I write and teach, the audience I have in mind is myself a decade ago. I like to write and teach in a way that would have helped my past self avoid years of mistakes, detours, dead ends, sweat, and headaches. I write books I wish I could have read then. Unfortunately, the amount of things I was ignorant about in my thirties was too large to fit inside a single volume. Therefore, I decided to split it up into two. The Truthful Art outlines some fundamentals of visualization for exploration and presentation. The ...

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