John Graunt

John Graunt

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Graunt was one of the first demographers, though by profession he was a haberdasher. Born in London, Graunt, along with William Petty, developed early human statistical and census methods that later provided a framework for modern demography. He is credited with producing the first life table, giving probabilities of survival to each age. Graunt is also considered as one of the first experts in epidemiology, since his famous book was concerned mostly with public health statistics. His book Natural and Political Observations Made upon the Bills of Mortality used analysis of the mortality rolls in early modern London as Charles II and other officials attempted to create a system to warn of the onset and spread of bubonic plague in the city. Though the system was never truly created, Graunt's work in studying the rolls resulted in the first statistically-based estimation of the population of Londonshow more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134948780
  • 9786134948784