You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

1

6

Final

the discovery

‘The Book of Trees’ by Manuel Lima

From medieval manuscripts to computer hard-drive folders, trees have for 800 years been important metaphors for organizing knowledge. In “The Book of Trees: Visualizing Branches of Knowledge” (Princeton Architectural), Manuel Lima has selected 200 tree diagrams that make a remarkable variety of subjects understandable. There’s an 1855 organizational chart for the New York and Erie Railroad and an X Men family tree (with a message at the bottom: “Confused? Read More Comics.”). Lima devotes each of the 11 chapters to a different kind of tree map, beginning with figurative trees and ending up at icicle trees.

JAN GARDNER

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com