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A scheme of heaven : (Record no. 105712)

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001 - CONTROL NUMBER
control field 019601294
003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
control field Uk
005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20200819141523.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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015 ## - NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY NUMBER
National bibliography number GBB9I0771
Source bnb
016 7# - NATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC AGENCY CONTROL NUMBER
Record control number 019601294
Source Uk
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781781259634 (hbk.) :
Terms of availability £20.00
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency StDuBDS
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency StDuBDS
Description conventions rda
Modifying agency IeDuRDS
082 04 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 133.509
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Boxer, Alexander
9 (RLIN) 136206
245 12 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title A scheme of heaven :
Remainder of title astrology and the birth of science /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Alexander Boxer.
264 #1 - PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURE, AND COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Place of production, publication, distribution, manufacture London :
Name of producer, publisher, distributor, manufacturer Profile Books,
Date of production, publication, distribution, manufacture, or copyright notice 2020.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xi, 319 p. :
Other physical details ill. (colour) ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographic notes and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "Humans are pattern-matching creatures, and astrology is our grandest pattern-matching game. In this refreshing work of history and analysis, data scientist Alexander Boxer examines classical texts on astrology to expose its underlying scientific and mathematical framework. Astrology, he argues, was the ancient world's most ambitious applied mathematics problem, a grand data-analysis enterprise sustained by some of history's most brilliant minds from Ptolemy to al- Kindi to Kepler. A "scheme of heaven," or horoscope, is recognized as pseudoscience today, but was once considered a cutting-edge scientific tool. Not only does Boxer trace different applications of horoscopes back to their origins, he also puts them to the test using modern data sets and statistical science, arguing that today's data scientists do work similar to astrologers of yore. At once critical, rigorous, and far-ranging, A Scheme of Heaven recontextualizes astrology as a vast, technological project-spanning continents and centuries-that foreshadowed our data-driven world today"--
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Astrology
General subdivision History.
9 (RLIN) 59975
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
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          General Collection Library Library 2020-08-19 133.509 BOX 000437835 2020-08-19 2020-08-19 Loanable Book

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