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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
A blend of biography and history shows how famous scientists and creative amateurs developed the concepts of risk, risk management, and probability, paving the way for progress in business and technology
Cataloging source
UKM
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Bernstein, Peter L
Dewey number
368.009
Index
index present
LC call number
HD61
LC item number
.B466 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk management
  • Decision making
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1996 ed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and index
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 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
Control code
24654917
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780471295631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Publication
Note
Reprint of the 1996 ed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and index
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 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
Control code
24654917
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 383 p.
Isbn
9780471295631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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