This work signals the return of the nude sculpture in the round figure, and because it was the first such work like this in over a thousand years, it is one of the most important works in the history of western art. It was originally placed on top of a pedestal in the center of the courtyard in the Palazzo Medici, so the viewer would be looking up at it from below unlike the view we typically get of it in photographs. David is shown at a triumphal moment within the biblical storyline of his battle with the Philistine, Goliath.
The story of David and Goliath inspires us to hope that something little, when armed with truth, can topple something big that is a lie. While others have written about the dangers of Big Data, Stephen Few reveals the deceit that belies its illusory nature.
If "data is the new oil," Big Data is the new snake oil. When we rely on data for making decisions, how do we tell what qualifies as a signal and what is merely noise? In and of itself, data is neither.
Assuming that data is accurate, it is merely a collection of facts. When a fact is true and useful, only then is it a signal.
In Signal, Stephen Few provides the straightforward, practical instruction in everyday signal detection that has been lacking until now. Dashboards have become a popular means to present critical information at a glance, yet few do so effectively. When properly designed to support rapid monitoring, dashboards engage the power of visual perception to communicate a dense collection of information efficiently and with exceptional clarity and that visual design skills that address the unique challenges of dashboards are not intuitive but rather learned.
This book not only teaches how to design dashboards but also gives a deep understanding of the concepts—rooted in brain science—that explain the why behind the how. This problem, however, is rarely noticed and even more rarely addressed. We use tables and graphs to communicate quantitative information: Even the best information is useless, however, if its story is poorly told.
This problem exists because almost no one has ever been trained to design tables and graphs for effective and efficient communication. Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten is the most accessible, practical, and comprehensive guide to table and graph design available.
These techniques rely primarily on something almost everyone has: They use graphs to display data in ways that make trends, patterns, and exceptions visible and reveal the stories that lie within. These techniques also involve interacting with data in particular ways to tease out relevant facts and what they mean.
Although some quantitative data analysis can only be done using sophisticated statistical techniques, most of the questions that organizations typically ask about their data can be answered using simple visualization techniques—techniques that can be learned by people with little or no statistical training.
In other words, Now You See It is for the great majority of people whose jobs require them to make sense of quantitative information. Until now, no book has done this, even though the need is huge, critical, and rapidly growing.David & Goliath is a gripping first-person narrative that reveals the roots of media bias in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Eleven years in the making, David & Goliath chronicles the "frontline" experiences of Shraga Simmons, a foremost expert on media bias and founding editor of HonestReporting.
With drama and a biting edge, this book a comprehensive, erudite analysis, fully resourced with. David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created in marble between and by the Italian artist Michelangelo.
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Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a pebble and a sling-and ever since, the names of David and Goliath .
Click To Read On Kindle. Goliath is one of the most famous hybrids in world history, and if you don’t believe me, look below; I have the poll to prove it. Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve heard the story of David’s victory over the giant, but many of the details surrounding Goliath are left out of the Sunday School version.