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

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Acknowledgments

I always chuckle when someone calls me an “expert” on visualization or infographics. As a journalist, I’ve made a profession of being an amateur, in the two senses of the word: someone who doesn’t have a deep understanding of anything, but also someone who does what he does due to unabashed love for the craft.

This book is a tribute to that second kind of amateur, folks who bring good data to the world in a time when society is drowning in tsunamis of spin and misinformation. They know that it is possible to change the world for the better if we repeat the truth often and loud enough.

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I’d like to first thank my University of Miami ...

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