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The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life: Book by I. Bernard Cohen

The Triumph of Numbers: How Counting Shaped Modern Life

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ISBN: 9780393328707    Publisher: WW Norton & Co Year of publishing: 2006     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        
The great historian of science I.B. Cohen explores how numbers have come to assume a leading role in science, in the operations and structure of government, in marketing and in many other aspects of daily...Read more
The great historian of science I.B. Cohen explores how numbers have come to assume a leading role in science, in the operations and structure of government, in marketing and in many other aspects of daily life. Consulting and collecting numbers has been a feature of human affairs since antiquity - for example, in taxes or head counts for military service - but not until the Scientific Revolution in the twelfth century did social numbers such as births, deaths and marriages begin to be analysed. Cohen shines a new light on familiar figures such as Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Carlyle and Charles Dickens; and he reveals Florence Nightingale to be a passionate statistician. Cohen has left us with an engaging and accessible history of numbers, an appreciation of the essential nature of statistics.
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About the author: I. Bernard Cohen
I.B. COHEN (1914-2003), the author of numerous books, founded the History of Science Department at Harvard University.

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Review:
Brief, lively, and highly entertaining." -- William Grimes "This book will inform and enlighten you... [Cohen] paints a vivid picture of the rise of statistics." -- Tom Korner

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