Making sense of abstract numbers…For users of Chrome, Google now has the Dictionary of Numbers. This unique extension searches what you are reading online, finds numbers, gives them context (i.e., 100m = height of the Statue of Liberty) and makes an annotation for you. These translations are called “human numbers.”
It surprised me to find this link on The Economist and now I am not sure why. Data visualization or infographics take us to new vistas when it comes to how to translate and see data. This article describes three books that might feed your interest and appreciation for data/statistics.