Napoleon's March....we think computers can do so much today.  But look at this beautiful statistical graphic illustration of Napoleon's failed 1812 Russian campaign.  You can see when bad weather hit or a battle was fought and the numbers of soldiers lost.  No computer needed.   Map by Charles Joseph Minard.  Sourced from Edward R. Tufte's Visual Explanations.

Napoleon's March....we think computers can do so much today. But look at this beautiful statistical graphic illustration of Napoleon's failed 1812 Russian campaign. You can see when bad weather hit or a battle was fought and the numbers of soldiers lost. No computer needed. Map by Charles Joseph Minard. Sourced from Edward R. Tufte's Visual Explanations.

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Types of Information Visualization by David McCandless

Types of Information Visualization by David McCandless

Streamgraph showing box office returns from last few decades... interactive original at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/02/23/movies/20080223_REVENUE_GRAPHIC.html

Streamgraph showing box office returns from last few decades... interactive original at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/02/23/movies/20080223_REVENUE_GRAPHIC.html

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Minard was a pioneer of the use of graphics in engineering and statistics. He is famous for his Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l'Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813, a flow map published in 1869 on the subject of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812.

Minard was a pioneer of the use of graphics in engineering and statistics. He is famous for his Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l'Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813, a flow map published in 1869 on the subject of Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign of 1812.

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The secrets behind some of the web's most popular charts and graphs

The secrets behind some of the web's most popular charts and graphs

Payment wars: The future of payments and the battle for your wallet #infographic #mobilemoney

Payment wars: The future of payments and the battle for your wallet #infographic #mobilemoney

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Edward Tufte, Internet download speeds (2012)

Edward Tufte, Internet download speeds (2012)

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