Re[2]: TECHWR-L Digest - 24 Jan 1995 to 25 Jan 1995

Subject: Re[2]: TECHWR-L Digest - 24 Jan 1995 to 25 Jan 1995
From: doug montalbano <doug_montalbano -at- CC -dot- CHIRON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 1995 11:28:06 PST

On 1/26/95 10:33 AM, Scott J. Wilson (scott -at- wwtc -dot- timeplex -dot- com)
remembers:

A recent post talked about a presentationi where the presenter, named Mr. Tufte,
went over a number of older, but high quality, graphics presentation, including
"a nineteenth century graphic depicting Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign."

I've seen this graphic before, and believe it to be a classic in terms of
presenting information in a graphical way.

Does anyone know if it is available as a poster?
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Yes, it is, and from the same Mr Tufte. The poster is 2 colors on
heavy paper (15" X 22"), and costs $12 postpaid (2+ copies for $10
each). Graphics Press, Box 430, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410.

Entitled "Carte Figurative des pertes successives en hommes de
l'Armee Francaise dans la campagne de Russie 1812 - 1813" by
Charles Joseph Minard, the poster is a graphic showing the size of
Napoleon's army, its location to and from Russia, the direction of
movement, and the temperature at various times en route, all
clearly plotted and telling a remarkably grim story -- Tufte calls
it "the best statistical graphic ever drawn".

It's certainly a conversation piece.

Doug Montalbano Doug_Montalbano -at- cc -dot- chiron -dot- com
Technical Writer
Chiron Corporation "Where were you guys when
(510) 601-2862 (voice/TDD) the paper was blank?" --Fred Allen


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