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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

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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
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Bernstein, Peter L
Dewey number
368
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Risk management
  • Risk management
  • Risk management
  • Administraci⯮ de riesgos
  • Toma de decisiones
  • Risiko / Risikomanagement / Geschichte / Welt
  • Gestion du risque
  • Prise de d⥣ision
  • Besluitvorming
  • Prise de d⥣ision
  • Gestion du risque
  • Risiko
  • Risikomanagement
  • Wirtschaft
  • Decision-making
  • Decision-making
  • Geschichte
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
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Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
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 distrinct 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
Control code
000012242863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780471295631
Other control number
ZBWT00752865
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Link
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
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 distrinct 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
Control code
000012242863
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780471295631
Other control number
ZBWT00752865
Other physical details
ill.

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