The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable

Examines the role of the unexpected, discussing why improbable events are not anticipated or understood properly, and how humans rationalize the black swan phenomenon to make it appear less random.

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Main Author: Taleb, Nassim Nicholas, 1960- (Author)
Language:English
Edition:Second edition, Random House trade paperback edition.
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Summary:Examines the role of the unexpected, discussing why improbable events are not anticipated or understood properly, and how humans rationalize the black swan phenomenon to make it appear less random.
Item Description:"Originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form in the United States ... by Random House in 2007."-T.p. verso.
Physical Description:xxxiii, 444 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-429) and index.
ISBN:081297381X
9780812973815 (pbk.)

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