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Big Data Gets A Close-Up in New Book

December 4, 2012

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West


A new book, "The Human Face of Big Data," now available, takes a look at how real-time information is used to make instant life and death decisions or provide insight into all types of science and art.

The book is a compilation of ten essays written by noted writers that take an insightful look at how "big data" can and does affect daily life while discussing limits and ethical challenges. The book also contains more than 200 stunning images, graphics and illustrations from top photographers and illustrators.

This project is being spearheaded by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt, the publish team behind several large well-received book projects including the "American at Home," "America 24/7," and "The Obama Time Capsule." Smolan is also creator of the "Day in the Life" book series.

Earth Networks, WeatherBug`s parent company, is featured in an essay titled "Pulse of the Planet," where the company`s Live Weather Tracking Station Network and lightning sensors and its large set of data is transforming how extreme weather is tracked.

The book is available at major book retailers.

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