Two samples are available online. The first one is going to be one of the mandatory readings in my upcoming visualization courses at the University of Miami. The second one includes chapter 4, on calculating rations and rates.
The book is a nice companion to the tutorials that Tableau uploaded a while ago. Well, to be honest, the video tutorials are a bit boring for my taste, as they focus mostly on the business analytics side of the program. Ben's book deals with visualization for communication, so if you are a designer or a journalist, this may be a good place to start.
Ben also has a blog, Data Remixed, and he's quite active on Twitter.
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