The Best American Infographics 2016-9780544556386

The Best American Infographics 2016

by Gareth Cook and Robert Krulwich

A showcase of the most creative and effective visualizations of data from the past year, introduced by Robert Krulwich of Radiolab fame.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544556386
  • ISBN-10: 0544556380
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 10/04/2016
  • Carton Quantity: 18

About the book

“When it comes to infographics…the best work in this field grabs those eyes, keeps them glued, and the grip is sensual—and often immediate. A good graphic says ‘See what I see!’ and either you do or you don’t. The best ones…pull you right in, and won’t let you go.” 

 —From the introduction by Robert Krulwich 


The year’s most “awesome” (RedOrbit) infographics reveal aspects of our world in often startling ways—from a haunting graphic mapping the journey of 15,790 slave ships over 315 years, to a yearlong data drawing project on postcards that records and cements a trans-Atlantic friendship. The Best American Infographics 2016 covers the realms of social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and politics—including crisp visual data on the likely Democratic/Republican leanings of an array of professions (proving that your urologist is far more likely to be a Republican than your pediatrician). Here once again are the most innovative print and electronic infographics—“the full spectrum of the genre—from authoritative to playful” (Scientific American). 


ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of Radiolab and a science correspondent for NPR. He writes, draws, and cartoons at Curiously Krulwich, where he synthesizes scientific concepts into colorful, one-of-a-kind blog posts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, and has been called “the most inventive network reporter in television” by TV Guide.  



About the author
Gareth Cook

Series editor GARETH COOK is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and the editor of Mind Matters, Scientific American's neuroscience blog. He helped invent the Boston Globe's Sunday Ideas section and served as its editor from 2007 to 2011. His work has also appeared on and in Wired, Scientific American, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. 

Robert Krulwich

ROBERT KRULWICH is the cohost of one of public radio's most popular shows, Radiolab, and a science correspondent for NPR. He also runs a blog called Krulwich Wonders, which features drawings, cartoons, and videos about scientific concepts. He has won several Emmy awards for his work on television, the AAAS Science Journalism Award, and has been called  "the most inventive network reporter in television" by TV Guide. In 2010, Radiolab received the Peabody award.