Atlas of the Invisible by University College London
"For centuries, atlases depicted what people could see: roads, rivers, mountains. Today, we need graphics to reveal the invisible patterns that shape our lives. Atlas of the Invisible is an ode to the unseen, to a world of information that cannot be conveyed through text or numbers alone."
Our reality rests on an invisible world of data, one that grows with nearly everything we do. The traces are all around us.
Transforming enormous datasets into rich maps and visualizations, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti explore these hidden patterns in human society. With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti investigate happiness levels around the globe, track the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us, examine the concealed scars of geopolitics and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.
Filled with surprising facts and beautifully designed graphics, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to revel in the secrets of a newly visible world.