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Softer infrastructure

For those who’ve been waiting patiently… My book Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape is just out in paperback. Except for the cover and the price, it’s identical to the hard-cover edition (errors and all!). Statistics: characters: 1,302,389 … Continue reading

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Beach reading

A few years ago Michael Berry revealed that his first choice in reading matter, if he were stranded on a desert island, would be Abramowitz and Stegun, also known as Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables, … Continue reading

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Playfair’s Powerpoint Presentation

“To those interested in the effective visual communication of quantitative phenomena, William Playfair’s Atlas is like the Bible: an ancient and revered book that is often cited but rarely read.” —Howard Wainer and Ian Spence The Commercial and Political Atlas … Continue reading

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