Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Author Peter L. Bernstein
ISBN-10 0471295639
ISBN-13 9780471295631
Year 1998-08-31
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Wiley
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A Business Week New York Times Business and USA Today Bestseller Ambitious and readable an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism The New York Times An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book The Wall Street Journal A lively panoramic book Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it Business Week Deserves to be and surely will be widely read The Economist A challenging book one that may change forever the way people think about the world Worth No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement Robert Heilbroner author The Worldly Philosophers With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever I speak carefully no one should miss it John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today An extremely readable history of risk Barron s Fascinating this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face Money A singular achievement Times Literary Supplement There s a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly witness Stephen Jay Gould natural history Oliver Sacks disease Richard Dawkins heredity James Gleick physics Paul Krugman economics and Bernstein would mingle well in their company The Australian

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Against the Gods

Against the Gods Author Peter L. Bernstein
ISBN-10 9780470534533
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 400

Against the Gods

Against the Gods Author Peter L. Bernstein
ISBN-10 0471295639
Release 1998-09-14
Pages 383

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ISBN-10 9781118270103
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 432

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ISBN-10 9781118523988
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 360