Visualizing related books on Amazon

I think I got the initial idea for this visualization from Brian Marick’s ‘affinity trip’ example (from his book Everyday scripting with Ruby).  In that example he scrapes a page from Amazon to find related books.  I like to see the relationships among books, not just the related ones, but the ones related to those.

Note: The data shown in these diagrams is not complete.  This is due to the (intentionally) limited information provided by the Amazon API.  You may see more related books on the Amazon website than on these diagrams.  Please use these only for entertainment.

These diagrams have tooltips which won’t work on touch devices.

Here are some books I like and the books related to them.  You may find it interesting to see the differences in the related books.

Everyday scripting with Ruby by Brian Marick

James is a great writer and thinker.  I haven’t read this as much as I want.  It’s on my todo.

Secrets of a Bucaneer-Scholar by James Marcus Bach

I have spent a lot of time reading this book:

Lessons Learned in Software Testing by Cem Kaner, James Bach and Brett Pettichord

I am not trying to be cool when I say, I created this for a friend:

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

Books related to Everyday scripting with Ruby

Books related to Everyday scripting with Ruby

When bad things happen to good people
About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design
An Introduction to General Systems Thinking – Silver Anniversary Edition
How to read a book – the classic guide to intelligent reading
Interactive data visualization for the web
Mining the Social Web – Data Mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, GitHub and More
The Inmates Are Running the Asylum
The No Asshole Rule – Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t
The Cathedral and the Bazaar