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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People constantly make choices, arrive at decisions, and take risks. Savers buy stocks, doctors perform operations, poker players figure the odds, and business managers launch new products. Without the instruments of risk management, such decisions would be impossible, because no one could figure out the likelihood of success. Yet the idea that we need not listen to soothsayers for advice is less than five hundred years old. This book blends biography with history and science to show how famous thinkers like Pascal, Bernoulli, Bayes, Keynes, Markowitz, Arrow and von Neumann paved the way from superstition to the supercomputer. But Bernstein tells of others as well, less known but equally important in developing the theory and practice of risk management. The book also explains significant concepts including probability, uncertainty, the distinction between chance and skill, the interactions between gambling and investing, and rational versus irrational decision-making.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Peter L
Dewey number
368.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD61
LC item number
.B466 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk management
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
  • Decision making
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Decision making
  • Risk management
  • Risk
  • Sociologia
  • Prise de décision
  • Gestion des risques
  • Risikomanagement
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
824529371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470534533
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
58060050-47e1-47f9-9989-26665f09b9a8
Publisher number
EB00061314
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824529371
Label
Against the gods : the remarkable story of risk, Peter L. Bernstein
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
824529371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780470534533
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
58060050-47e1-47f9-9989-26665f09b9a8
Publisher number
EB00061314
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824529371

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