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New Image from Original Post from Google Books

We had a request for a clearer version of the image we discussed in our post last year, which shows changes in the catalogued subject of Library of Congress books over the course of several hundred years. Jon Orwant from Google was kind enough to send an updated image, which we’re sharing here. I include […]

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What Do People Read During a Revolution?

These two visualizations spark two interesting questions: What do people read during a revolution? ¬†What is the connection between what people read and political events? Both images spike dramatically around moments of upheaval in the Western World: The English, American, and French Revolutions, the mid-19th-century Europe-wide overthrow of governments, and World War I, to name […]

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