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The Resource Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein

Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein

Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk
Title
Against the gods
Title remainder
the remarkable story of risk
Statement of responsibility
Peter L. Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Against the Gods, a narrative that reads like a novel, chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from the oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. This is a richly-woven tale of Greek philosophers and Arab mathematicians, of merchants and scientists, gamblers and philosophers, world-renowned intellects and obscure but inspired amateurs who helped discover the modern methods of putting the future at the service of the present, replacing helplessness before the fates with choice and decision." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Peter L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk management
  • Decision making
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To 1200: beginnings -- The winds of the Greeks and the role of the dice -- As easy as 1,2,3 -- 1200-1700: a thousand outstanding facts -- The Renaissance gambler -- The French connection -- The remarkable notions of the remarkable notions man -- 1700-1900: measurement unlimited -- Considering the nature of man -- The search for moral certainty -- The supreme law of unreason -- The man with the sprained brain -- Peapods and perils -- The fabric of felicity -- 1900-1960: clouds of vagueness and the demand for precision -- The measure of our ignorance -- The radically distinct notion -- The man who counted everything except calories -- The strange case of the anonymous stockbroker -- Degrees of belief: exploring uncertainty -- The failure of invariance -- The theory police -- The fantastic system of side bets -- Awaiting the wildness
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780471121046
Lccn
96033861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00752865
  • 9780471295631
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34411005
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To 1200: beginnings -- The winds of the Greeks and the role of the dice -- As easy as 1,2,3 -- 1200-1700: a thousand outstanding facts -- The Renaissance gambler -- The French connection -- The remarkable notions of the remarkable notions man -- 1700-1900: measurement unlimited -- Considering the nature of man -- The search for moral certainty -- The supreme law of unreason -- The man with the sprained brain -- Peapods and perils -- The fabric of felicity -- 1900-1960: clouds of vagueness and the demand for precision -- The measure of our ignorance -- The radically distinct notion -- The man who counted everything except calories -- The strange case of the anonymous stockbroker -- Degrees of belief: exploring uncertainty -- The failure of invariance -- The theory police -- The fantastic system of side bets -- Awaiting the wildness
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780471121046
Lccn
96033861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • ZBWT00752865
  • 9780471295631
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34411005

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