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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk


Author: Peter L. Bernstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Year Printed: 1998

Condition: Good

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Pages: 383

Height: 9 inches

Width: 6 inches

Notes: Paperback

Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's 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.