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To combine a couple sentences on page 60, I would define layering as:
usually achieved by a hierarchy of visual effects, enhances representation of both data dimensionality and density on flatland

In Tufte's examples, layering is usually portrayed through the use of color to distinguish different aspects of the graphic such as with the industrial diagram..

The World As The United States Sees It

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In the following picture, the artist does a detailed job labeling the different parts of the World as America sees it. This makes the picture more humorous as well as believable. Along with the labeling, the shapes of the continents and coloring also are very effective tools in this photograph.