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Product Description: An acclaimed science historian uncovers the fascinating story of a “lost” project to unlock humanity’s common denominator that prefigured the emergence of Big Data Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled...read more

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9780300209525 | Yale Univ Pr, November 24, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An acclaimed science historian uncovers the fascinating story of a “lost” project to unlock humanity’s common denominator that prefigured the emergence of Big Data Just a few years before the dawn of the digital age, Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled.

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Product Description: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass...read more

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9780226046631 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 22, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass.

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9780226324159 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, November 17, 2015), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top military brass.

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Product Description: Deeply researched, World as Laboratory tells a secret history that’s not really a secret. The fruits of human engineering are all around us: advertising, polls, focus groups, the ubiquitous habit of “spin” practiced by marketers and politicians...read more

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9780809074648 | Hill & Wang Pub, November 29, 2005, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The author charts the origins of 'social science' in the 1930s and 1940s, from the small animal mazes and 'punishment grills' through the influx of funding during World War II and the later involvement of the CIA and other government agencies.

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9780809098118 | Reprint edition (Hill & Wang Pub, November 28, 2006), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Deeply researched, World as Laboratory tells a secret history that’s not really a secret.

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