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.

James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's complementary skills enable them to produce graphics and book pages that few others can match. As a lecturer at University College London, James applies his cartographic and programming skills to the staggering amount of data that scientists are now collecting. In 2017, he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Cuthbert Peek Award in recognition of his work 'advancing geographical knowledge through the use of mappable Big Data'. Oliver has more than a decade of experience visualizing and writing about wildlife research-from 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic, most recently as Senior Design Editor.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
06/05/2021
Category
  • Reference
Format TPS
246 x 189mm
Extent
224
US
W.W. Norton & Company Inc (PUK Rights / DK IPL) (NOT FOR USE BY DK) (DK Rights)
Translation
Luigi Bonomi Associates Ltd (LBA)
Film
Luigi Bonomi Associates Ltd (LBA)
Serial
Luigi Bonomi Associates Ltd (LBA)
Audio (Unabridged)
Luigi Bonomi Associates Ltd (LBA)
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