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Lang Matl
Author Taleb, Nassim

Title The black swan : the impact of the highly improbable / Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Imprint New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2010


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - C Ring Library  Q375    Available
Edition 2nd ed., Random House trade pbk. ed.
Description xxxiii, 444 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Originally published in hardcover and in slightly different form by Random House in 2007
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [400]-429) and index
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
Subject Uncertainty (Information theory) -- Social aspects
ISBN 9780812973815