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              A Scheme of Heaven: Astrology and the Birth of Science

              A Scheme of Heaven: Astrology and the Birth of Science (Hardback, Main)

              By Boxer, Alexander

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              In this refreshing work of history and scientific analysis, data scientist Alexander Boxer examines classical texts on astrology to examine its underlying scientific and mathematical framework. Boxer takes what he calls a series of deep dives into astrology, first tracing differe...nt applications of the system back to the ancient thinkers who developed them, and then putting these applications to the test using modern data sets and statistical science. At once critical, rigorous, and imaginative, A Scheme of Heaven re-contextualizes astrology as a vast, technological project-spanning continents and centuries-that was once at the cutting edge of scientific thought.
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              ISBN 9781781259634
              Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data
               

              A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data (Hardback)

              By Boxer, Alexander

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              An illuminating look at the surprising history and science of astrology, civilization's first system of algorithms, from Babylon to the present day.

              ISBN 9780393634846
              Released NZ 14 Jan 2020
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data
                

              A Scheme of Heaven: The History of Astrology and the Search for our Destiny in Data (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Boxer, Alexander; Narrator Noble, Peter

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              An illuminating look at the surprising history and science of astrology, civilization's first system of algorithms, from Babylon to the present day.

              ISBN 9781684576999
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Tantor Media, Inc
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              A Scheme of Heaven: Astrology and the Birth of Science
               

              A Scheme of Heaven: Astrology and the Birth of Science (EPUB ebook)

              By Boxer, Alexander

              'A delightful and utterly fascinating work of intellectual history.' Joshua Foer author of Moonwalking with Einstein Despite a resurgence in popularity, horoscopes are generally considered to be pseudoscience today - but they were once a cutting-edge scientific tool. In this inge...nious work of history, data scientist Alexander Boxer examines a treasure trove of esoteric classical sources to expose the deep imaginative framework by which - for millennia - we made sense of our fates. 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 explores the wonderful subtleties of astrological ideas. Telling the stories of their inventors and most influential exponents, Boxer puts them through their paces using modern data sets - finding that the methods of today's scientists are often uncomfortably close to those of astrology's ancient sages.
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              ISBN 9781782834090
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              Language en
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
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