Against The Gods

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at July 4, 2017
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
English | August 31st, 1998 | ISBN: 0471295639 | 400 pages | AZW3 | 1.24 MB

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.

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at June 6, 2017
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (repost)

Peter L. Bernstein, "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk"
1996 | ISBN: 0471295639, 0471121045 | 400 pages | PDF, Djvu, EPUB, MOBI | 63 MB

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ebooks_iPad at June 3, 2011
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein | September 7, 1996 | ISBN: 0471295639 | 400 pages | ePub / Mobi | 4.31Mb / 4.41Mb

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by robin-bobin at Dec. 4, 2008
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher: Wiley 1998-08 | 400 Pages | ISBN: 0471295639 | DJVU | 4 MB

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.

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at June 3, 2014
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein, "Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk"
1996 | ISBN: 0471295639, 0471121045 | 400 pages | PDF, Djvu, EPUB, MOBI (reup) | 63 MB

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at June 25, 2013
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Repost)

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
English | 1996 | ISBN: 0471295639 | 400 pages | ePub / Mobi | 8 MB

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Quo_Vadis at Dec. 25, 2012
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Repost)

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
Peter L. Bernstein | September 7, 1996 | ISBN: 0471295639 | 400 pages | Mobi | 4.31Mb

Risk management, which assumes that future risks can be understood, measured and to some extent predicted, is the focus of this solid, thoroughgoing history. Probability theory, pioneered by 17th-century French mathematicians Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, has made possible the design of great bridges, electric power utilities and insurance policies. The statistical sampling methods invented by dour Swiss scientist Jacob Bernoulli undergird diverse activities such as the testing of new drugs, stock-picking and wine tasting. Bernstein (Capital Ideas) animates his narrative with a colorful cast of risk-analyzers, including gambling addict Girolamo Cardano, 16th-century Italian physician to the Pope; and John Maynard Keynes, whose concerns over economic uncertainty compelled him to recommend an active, interventionist role for government. Bernstein also traces the development of business forecasting, game theory, insurance and derivatives, and surveys recent advances in risk forecasting made possible through chaos theory and by the development of neural networks

Missionaries: God Against the Indians  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 17, 2017
Missionaries: God Against the Indians

Missionaries: God Against the Indians by Norman Lewis
English | March 18th, 2013 | ASIN: B00BKRX2DO, ISBN: 1906011524, 0070376131 | 282 Pages | EPUB | 3.66 MB

Norman Lewis's stunning examination of the disturbing cultural and environmental devastation wrought in the name of religious salvationAcclaimed travel essayist Norman Lewis spent his life traversing the globe and offering thoughtful commentary on the cultures he visited.

Against the Current (2009)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Nov. 15, 2017
Against the Current (2009)

Against the Current (2009)
WEBRip | 1h 38mn | 720x480 | MKV AVC@843Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@125Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 681.25 MiB
WEBRip 720p | 1h 38mn | 1280x720 | MKV AVC@3182Kbps 23.98fps | AC3@640Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 2.62 GiB
WEBRip 1080p | 1h 38mn | 1920x1080 | MKV AVC@10.0 Mbps 23.98fps | AC3@640Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.33 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama | Subtitles: English

Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.

5 Against the House (1955)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Nov. 13, 2017
5 Against the House (1955)

5 Against the House (1955)
English | DVDRip | MKV | 720x464 | AVC @ 2050 kb/s | 1338.74 MB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:23:14 minutes | Subs: English, Russian (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller

Four college buddies enjoy a night at a Reno casino and overhear a cop saying that robbing the casino “cannot be done.” That gets the brainiest rich kid among them thinking up a plan for the perfect robbery. He convinces the others to join in when they hear that it will only be a college hoax, his plan being to let the police know where the money is afterwards.