This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from www.bic.org.uk.
Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.
|P||Mathematics and science…
Do not use “P” on individual books; select appropriate code(s) from Section P below
|PG||Astronomy, space and time…
For popular astronomy, use WNX “Popular astronomy and space”; for astrophysics, use PHVB “Astrophysics”; for space travel and exploration, see TTD “Space science”
|PGC||Theoretical and mathematical astronomy
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