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  • Published: 17 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846149719
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $45.00

Atlas of the Invisible

Maps & Graphics That Will Change How You See the World

An unprecedented portrait of the hidden patterns in human society - visualised through the world of data

Humans create data with nearly everything we do. This world of information is invisible, but it shapes society in profound ways.

In Atlas of the Invisible, award-winning geographer-designer team James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be. Transforming enormous data sets into rich maps and cutting-edge vizualisations, they uncover truths about our past, reflect who we are today, and highlight what we face in the years ahead. With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti explore happiness and anxiety levels around the globe; they trace the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us; they examine hidden scars of geopolitics; and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.

Years in the making, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to marvel at the promise and peril of data, and to revel in the secrets and contours of a newly visible world.

  • Published: 17 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781846149719
  • Imprint: Particular Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216
  • RRP: $45.00

Praise for Atlas of the Invisible

A stone cold act of genius

Dan Snow

Fantastic . . . a magical combo of art and graphic gut-punch

Dave Eggers

An endlessly fascinating array of insight and analysis

Mark Reynolds, Traveller Magazine

Demography and graphic design meet in an extraordinarily revealing book

Starred review, Kirkus

Mind-blowing maps that harness the power of data to tell us something about ourselves and our planet

Hannah Fry

Spectacular and truly Humboldtian

Andrea Wulf, author of THE INVENTION OF NATURE

A cartographer's dream, and often revelatory

Chicago Tribune

Atlas of the Invisible erupts with a kind of rigorous wonder... A strange and startling masterpiece

Matthew Spektor, author of AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE

An absolute visual delight

Manuel Lima, author of VISUAL COMPLEXITY

If you're into #dataviz, you *need* to have this one

Alberto Cairo, author of THE FUNCTIONAL ART

Imagine Morpheus explaining The Matrix to you - but he's also a brilliant graphic designer

Minh Lê, author of LIFT

A masterful example of the power of visual storytelling to reveal [...] meaning and knowledge otherwise hidden from view

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, author of ZOOBIQUITY

An invaluable resource... It represents a critical new way of seeing and understanding


Geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be


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