The Secrets of the Vaulted Sky : Astrology and the Art of Prediction
David Berlinski explains the power of humanity's oldest predictive system in this stunning and original new book. Astrology began at the dawn of time and over the centuries became a complex system with gifted seers often achieving results of eerie accuracy. For most of recorded history, astrologers have been found at the elbows of the rich and the powerful. However, Newton's system of the world put an end to one aspect of the astrological tradition. As a result, a method once widely used has become widely discredited, especially by scientific critics with little knowledge of astrology itself. With a genius for storytelling and penetrating analysis, Berlinski explains how astrology works and how astrological ideas, although disguised, have reappeared in modern scientific theories..
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 162.6 x 232.7 x 27.4mm | 571.54g
- 01 Nov 2003
- HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
PRAISE FOR THE ADVENT OF THE ALGORITHM"Making simple and accessible that which had previously been murky and intimidating is Berlinski's specialty."-Chicago Tribune"Engaging . . . If the search for unquestionable logical truth interests you, this book is as good a place to start as you are likely to find."-The Washington Post Book World
About David Berlinkski
David Berlinski, author of the bestselling A Tour of the Calculus received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is a regular contributor to Commentary and Forbes ASAP. He lives in Paris.