RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 41368311 LA English T1 Cardano's cosmos : the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer A1 Grafton, Anthony., PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1999 SN 0674095553 9780674095557 0674006704 9780674006706 AB "Girolamo Cardano was an Italian doctor, natural philosopher, and mathematician who became a best-selling author in Renaissance Europe. He was also a leading astrologer of his day, whose predictions won him access to some of the most powerful people in sixteenth-century Europe. In Cardano's Cosmos, Anthony Grafton invites readers to follow this astrologer's extraordinary career and explore the art and discipline of astrology in the hands of a brilliant practitioner." "Cardano's astrology, argues Grafton, was a profoundly empirical and highly influential art, one that was integral to the attempts of sixteenth-century scholars to understand their universe and themselves."--BOOK JACKET.