Three books on data visualization

The Economist has a review of three books on data visualization.

Data Points: Visualisation That Means Something. By Nathan Yau. Wiley; 300 pages; $32 and £26.99. Buy from

Facts are Sacred. By Simon Rogers. Faber and Faber; 311 pages; £20. Buy

The Infographic History of the World. By James Ball and Valentina D’Efilippo. Collins; 224 pages; £20. Buy

Here is a video that shows you how the books look.

The author of this article hit upon exactly a point that came to my mind as well.  Should these books have even been in print.

But should these books have been published on paper at all? Today’s most impressive works, like “Wind Map”, were created to be online. Future infographics will be digital, data will stream in real-time and viewers’ interactions will determine what is presented. When this happens, what constitutes a good infographic will change. The revolution has just begun.

It's been a dream of companies like Adobe and others to allow the creation of online books.  But it is a challenge of the distribution channel not just creation

The one company that could take the above books online and allow them to make money would be  Wouldn't it be cool if there was an AWS service that allowed you to create book-like content, make it interactive. posting video, etc.  Or Google could do this or maybe even Apple.