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Books and websites on the graphical display of numerical information:

Cleveland, William S. Visualizing Data. Summit, N.J.: Hobart Press, 1993.

____________.The Elements of Graphing Data. Summitt, N.J.: Hobart Press, 1994.

Cuzzort, R. P. and James S. Vrettos. "Fundamentals: the Art of Tabular Design," Elementary Forms of Statistical Reasoning, (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996), chapter 4.

Few, Stephen. Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten. Oakland, Calif.: Analytics Press, 2004.

Jones, Gerald E. How to Lie With Charts., 2000.

Kosslyn, Stephen M. Elements of Graph Design. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1994.

Miller, Jane E. “Creating Effective Charts.” In The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, chapter 7. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Robbins, Naomi B. Creating More Effective Graphs. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2005.

Tufte, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. Cheshire: Conn.: Graphics Press, 1983.

____________.  Visual Explanations—Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative. Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1997.

Wainer, Howard. Visual Revelations: Graphical Tales of Fate and Deception from Napoleon Bonaparte to Ross Perot. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997.

____________.  Graphic Discovery. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005.

____________. The Second Watch: Navigating in an Uncertain World.: Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2008 (forthcoming).

Walkenbach, John. Excel Charts. New York: Wiley, 2002.

Wallgren, Anders, Britt Wallgren, Rolf Persson, Ulf Jorner, and Jan-Aage Haaland. Graphing Statistics & Data. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1996.

Examples of texts using Just Plain Data Analysis methodology:

Bennett,William J. The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators American Society at the End of the 20th Century.  Revised and Expanded Edition (New York: Broadway Books, 1999).

Cross, Theodore L., The Black Power Imperative: Racial Inequality and the Politics of Nonviolence (New York : Faulkner, 1984).

Krugman, Paul. The Conscience of a Liberal (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007).

Lomborg, Bjorn. The Skeptical Environmentalist (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).

Hacker, Andrew. Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, and Unequal. (New York: Balantine Books, 1995).

Miringoff, Marc and Marque-Luisa Miringoff, The Social Health of the Nation: How America is Really Doing (Oxford University Press, 1999)

Charles Murray, Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 (New York: Basic Books, 1984).

Phillips, Kevin.  The Politics of Rich and Poor: Wealth and the American Electorate in the Reagan Aftermath (New York: HarperPerrenial, 1991).

O'Day, Kelly, Data Visualization & Excel Charts

Putnam, Robert D., Bowling Alone (Simon and Schuster, 2000)

Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time (New York: Penguin Press, 2005).

Sommers, Chrstina Hoff . The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming our Young Men (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000).