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Author : Michael Brooks

The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook: a history of the Renaissance mathematics that birthed imaginary numbers, probability and the new physics of the Universe'

A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other. This is a landmark in science writing.  It resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors and popes. This stubborn and unworldly man was the son of a lawyer and a brothel keeper, but also a gifted physician and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics.

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Irish-Times-award-2014

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