The 2015 edition of The Best American Infographics hits shelves today. The book is stuffed with the most impressive infographics from the past year. From New York taxi routes to blue fin tuna migration patterns to the calories in meals from popular chains, these infographics inform and entertain.
And we are thrilled that Popular Science has three infographics included in the collection:
The Life Cycle Of Ideas: Shows patterns in how scientific papers become popular over time and across disciplines.
Where Will The World’s Water Conflicts Erupt?: Illustrates conflict in river basins since 1990.
The New Spring, Brought To You By Climate Change: Lays out how climate change has changed the way spring arrives in five beautiful graphs.
Several other science infographics impressed us as well. Here are a few of our favorites:
Landing On A Comet (Nature): Walks through the Rosetta comet landing, step by step.
Ebola’s Catastrophic Effect On The Body (Washington Post): Demonstrates the havoc the Ebola virus wreaks on human systems.
The Deadliest Animal In The World (Gates Notes): Drives home how dangerous mosquitos are, compared to other animals.
Fallen From The Skies (Washington Post): Categorizes drone crashes by location, owner, and type of drone that went down.
California Drought Map (Los Angeles Times): Maps drought patterns in California since 2011.
Excerpted from The Best American Infographics 2015 by Gareth Cook. Copyright © 2015 by Gareth Cook. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.