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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

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With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of mans efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking.      

Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 1998-08-31

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Peter L. Bernstein  Paperback