Against the Gods
The Remarkable Story of RiskBook - 1998
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 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.
Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1998.
Branch Call Number: 368.009 BERNSTEI
Characteristics: xi, 383 pages ; 23 cm.