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Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk

Author: Peter L Bernstein
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Bernstein
ISBN: 0471295639 9780471295631
OCLC Number: 911248594
Notes: Originally published in 1996.
Description: xi, 383 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: To 1200: beginnings --
The winds of the Greeks and the role of the dice --
As easy as I, II, III --
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.
Responsibility: Peter L. Bernstein.

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