Penguin Book

Atlas of the Invisible

James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti

Data is ubiquitous: it shapes our world in intricate ways, and influences the way in which we live, move and connect. In all that we do, it unspools behind us like an invisible thread, leaving trails unseen by the naked eye. In Atlas of the Invisible, the award-winning cartographers James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti bring to light these hidden patterns, through map-making truly fit for the age in which we live. Drawing on vast datasets gathered through mobile phones, satellites, social media, archival records, and cutting-edge scientific research, they present an unseen story of humanity through a series of captivating maps and graphics. How have our connections evolved? What do our digital footprints say about the way in which we live, move and act together? And what might the future hold? Certain to change and challenge the way in which you see the world, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to marvel at the grandeur of data in all its promise and peril, and to revel in a new, intimate understanding of human nature and society around the globe today.

Dr. James Cheshire is a Professor of Geographic Information and Cartography at University College London. In 2017, he received the Royal Geographical Society's Cuthbert Peek Award for 'advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data' and aged 32, he is one of the youngest people promoted to full professor in the UK. Oliver Uberti is a graphic designer and the recipient of many awards for his information graphics and art direction. He has made graphics for books by prominent scientists, including Harvard geneticist David Reich's international bestseller Who We Are and How We Got Here. Previously, he was Senior Design Editor at National Geographic. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Format TPS
246 x 189mm
W.W. Norton & Company Inc
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