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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 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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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.
from Random House Inc (April 17, 2007)
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