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Which books should everyone read?

Now this is a very interesting way to use a word cloud . . .

From the Guardian’s (UK) DataBog:

Information is Beautiful on the books everyone must read
Which books should everyone read? Information is Beautiful’s David McCandless shows how graphics have the answer

Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics? David McCandless & Miriam Quick “scraped
the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100’s. Both popular and high-brow. They included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah’s Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian’s Top 100 Books of All Time. A simple frequency analysis on the gathered titles gives us a neat ‘consensus cloud’ visualisation of the most mentioned books titles across the polls. Do you agree with the consensus?”

I wonder if it would be different for America or Canada?


(Thanks Gary and InfoDocket for the heads up)

Posted on: March 20, 2011, 7:30 am Category: Uncategorized

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