Month: June 2013

America’s Independence: Photos of 50 American Flags From Our Nation’s History

Happy American Independence Day! I cannot think of a better way to honor those who have defended our great country than will a historical collection of American flags from our nation’s history. The national flag of the United States of America, often simply referred to as the American flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of…

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What Minard’s Map Helps Show Us: Why Napoleon’s 1812 Russian Campaign Failed

This is the last blog from my multi-part series on Charles Minard’s Flow Map of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign of 1812. It discusses the reasons why it failed, which relate mainly to logistics. I hope you enjoyed this series and will soon discuss other famous data visualizations in World history. I would like to credit Martin…

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Branching Diagrams at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City – Part 2

Here is the second part of my blog on branching diagrams in the American Museum of Natural History. I was at a dinner last night at The Campbell Apartment in Grand Central Station and the architecture was beautiful. I hope to do a future blog about Grand Central Station and its beautiful architecture. Enjoy! Best Regards,…

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DataViz History: Charles Minard’s Flow Map – The End of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign

Since Minard’s map is in French, I have provided an English language version for us to use as we discuss the flow of Napoleon’s retreat in detail. [9] The End of Napoleon’s Russian Campaign [10] After a fierce action, the rearguard of Napoleon’s Grande Armée crossed the River Berezina on 29 November. It seemed to the…

The End of Napoleons Russian Campaign

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Infographic: There were one million new millionaires in 2012

The population of millionaires worldwide surged by 9 percent last year, growing to 12 million, according to a report. [1] [2] The World Wealth Report, from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management,  said rising stock markets and stronger real estate helped create 1  million new millionaires worldwide. Their wealth surged 10 percent to  $46 trillion—more than the…

Millionaires

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