Atlas of the Invisible

Book cover for 'Atlas of the Invisible'
Genre Non-Fiction


Sep 2021
  • UK Penguin

Our reality rests on an invisible world of information. The traces are all around us. Transforming enormous datasets into rich maps and visualizations, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti explore these hidden patterns in human society.

With their joyfully inquisitive approach, Cheshire and Uberti investigate happiness levels around the globe, track the undersea cables and cell towers that connect us, examine the concealed scars of geopolitics, and illustrate how a warming planet affects everything from hurricanes to the hajj.

Filled with surprising facts and beautifully designed graphics, Atlas of the Invisible invites readers to revel in the secrets of a newly visible world.


WINNER - Most Entertaining Book of 2022 (Non-Obvious Book Awards)

WINNER - 2021 Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography (American Association of Geographers)

WINNER - 2021 British Cartographic Society Award

WINNER - 2021 John C. Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping

WINNER - 2021 Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping

THIRD PLACE - 2021 International Cartographic Conference

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