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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
by Peter L. Bernstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: $18.33
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Book To Learn About The History Of Risk, Insurance & Gaming!, April 8, 1999
What a fine well researched and accurate book on risk taking, oddsmaking and gambling. A must for people interested in exploring the history of gambling, gaming and risk taking.

It is a chronicle that delivers a novel sounding book with the Greek truth-seekers to today's supercomputer creation developing various means of judging, learning, and controlling risk.

The author grasps and then shares with us a complete, sophisticated and methodically pleasant tour through history by outlining specific philosophies and histories of the worlds' greatest math pioneers, philosophers and scientists.

This is not what you expect but you will find it far more enjoyable, interesting and a blessing to learn about the various ways of gaming, risk and oddsmaking developed from theories to testing, to practice, to analysis, to today's methods of measuring risk and gaming.

Mr. Bernstein is one great writer, author and researcher to our benefit if you read his book. One of the best books ever written.

Also recommended: History of Gambling


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