The Book of Trees Educates Through Data Visualizations

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 14, 2014 • References: mslima and coolhunting
'The Book of Trees' by Manuel Lima is chock full of data visualizations, history and analysis of leafy diagrams. Data itself is a powerful tool whether it's used for education, research or everyday decision-making. Numbers hold power and often a simple value doesn't best convey their meaning.

The Portuguese-born and NYC-based designer, researcher and author gives meaning to data through visualization. Inspired by a new trend in his research, he decided to embark on a new publication regarding trees, so The Book of Trees shortly followed his previous work, 'Visual Complexity.'

Spanning over 800 years of human use, the tree is converted to a method of data visualization, managing to encompass a wide breadth of geographical uses while maintaining a constant thread throughout. He educates and builds curiosity with images.