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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date May 11, 2010
Pages 444
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812973815
ISBN-10 081297381X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781400063512 Book cover for 9781846145650
 
from Gardners Books (December 1, 2011)
9781846145650 | details & prices | 480 pages | List price $48.05
About: Maverick thinker Nassim Nicholas Taleb had an illustrious career on Wall Street before turning his focus to his black swan theory.
from Random House Inc (April 17, 2007)
9781400063512 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $30.00
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812973815
 
The price comparison is for this edition
2 edition from Random House Inc (May 11, 2010)
9780812973815 | details & prices | 444 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.00
About: A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences.
Miscellaneous
from Random House Inc (April 17, 2007)
9781588365835 | details & prices | List price $28.00

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