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Product Description: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books...read more

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9780399590450 | Random House Inc, October 25, 2016, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books.

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The Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and Antifragile.By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times

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9781400069972 | Random House Inc, November 30, 2010, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.

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9780812982404 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, October 25, 2016), cover price $16.00

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9781596597617 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Audio, November 8, 2011), cover price $19.98 | About this edition: By the author of the modern classis The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.

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Product Description: Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and The Bed of Procrustes...read more

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9781400067824 | Random House Inc, November 27, 2012, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.

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9780812979688 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, January 28, 2014), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.
9780812985924 | Random House, November 1, 2013, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Paperback.

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Product Description: Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, and The Bed of Procrustes...read more

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9780739370698 | Unabridged edition (Random House, November 27, 2012), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.

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Product Description: Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors. While scientific advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have protected man, to some degree, from dangers such as starvation, illness, and exposure, the fact remains that our cave-dwelling cousins were considerably healthier than we are...read more
By Arthur De Vany and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (other contributor)

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9781605291833 | Rodale Pr, December 21, 2010, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Astonishing as it may be, it's a fact that human DNA has evolved very little since our Paleolithicancestors roamed the earth.

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9781609613761 | 1 edition (Rodale Pr, December 20, 2011), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Believe it or not, our DNA is almost exactly the same as that of our ancestors.

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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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9781846145650 | Gardners Books, December 1, 2011, cover price $48.05
9781400063512 | Random House Inc, April 17, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: 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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9780812973815 | 2 edition (Random House Inc, May 11, 2010), cover price $18.00

Miscellaneous:

9781588365835 | Random House Inc, April 17, 2007, cover price $28.00

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Product Description: Le Hasard sauvage Sommes-nous vraiment capables de distinguer le genie visionnaire de l'imbecile chanceux? Pourquoi nous obstinons-nous a vouloir trouver des messages senses dans des evenements dus au seul hasard? Et n'aurions-nous pas une facheuse tendance a ordonner le reel selon une routine mentale biaisee, plutot que de le voir tel qu'il est, avec toute son incertitude? S'inspirant de disciplines aussi diverses que la litterature, la philosophie, la theorie des probabilites, la science cognitive et la finance, Nassim Nicholas Taleb montre comment notre esprit nous conduit a voir le monde, et en particulier les mecanismes de la Bourse, comme beaucoup plus previsible qu'il ne l'est...read more

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9782251444284 | Box edition (Isd, November 29, 2011), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Le Hasard sauvage Sommes-nous vraiment capables de distinguer le genie visionnaire de l'imbecile chanceux?

Product Description: Dans la mythologie grecque, Procuste avait la particularite de couper les membres des ses hotes ou de les ecarteler pour qu'ils rentrent dans le lit qu'il leur offrait. Telle est, aux yeux de Nassim Taleb, notre societe qui entend modifier les hommes pour qu'ils satisfassent les contraintes technologiques, reprochant a la realite de ne pas etre conforme aux modeles economiques, creant des maladies pour vendre ses medicaments, definissant l'intelligence en fonction du savoir institutionnel et persuadant les individus que le travail est un esclavage necessaire...read more

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9782251444352 | Isd, November 23, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Dans la mythologie grecque, Procuste avait la particularite de couper les membres des ses hotes ou de les ecarteler pour qu'ils rentrent dans le lit qu'il leur offrait.

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Product Description: Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying "Finally, a book taking a critical look at quantitative finance models, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as well as the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases, leading to billion dollar losses...read more
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb (foreword by)

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9780470501030 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 13, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying "Finally, a book taking a critical look at quantitative finance models, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as well as the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases, leading to billion dollar losses.

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9788449322259 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, March 2, 2009), cover price $38.95 | About this edition: Brand New.

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Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.

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9781400067930 | 2 updated edition (Random House Inc, October 14, 2008), cover price $28.00
9781587991905 | 2 edition (Texere, April 1, 2004), cover price $27.95

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9780812975215 | 2 updated edition (Random House Inc, August 9, 2005), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Contends that randomness and probability have a large impact on life, claims that people regularly fail to recognize that role, and tells how to differentiate between randomness in general and the financial markets in particular.

Miscellaneous:

9781588367679 | Random House Inc, October 14, 2008, cover price $17.00

Praise for The Volatility Surface "I'm thrilled by the appearance of Jim Gatheral's new book The Volatility Surface. The literature on stochastic volatility is vast, but difficult to penetrate and use. Gatheral's book, by contrast, is accessible and practical. It successfully charts a middle ground between specific examples and general models--achieving remarkable clarity without giving up sophistication, depth, or breadth." --Robert V. Kohn, Professor of Mathematics and Chair, Mathematical Finance Committee, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University "Concise yet comprehensive, equally attentive to both theory and phenomena, this book provides an unsurpassed account of the peculiarities of the implied volatility surface, its consequences for pricing and hedging, and the theories that struggle to explain it." --Emanuel Derman, author of My Life as a Quant "Jim Gatheral is the wiliest practitioner in the business. This very fine book is an outgrowth of the lecture notes prepared for one of the most popular classes at NYU's esteemed Courant Institute. The topics covered are at the forefront of research in mathematical finance and the author's treatment of them is simply the best available in this form." --Peter Carr, PhD, head of Quantitative Financial Research, Bloomberg LP Director of the Masters Program in Mathematical Finance, New York University "Jim Gatheral is an acknowledged master of advanced modeling for derivatives. In The Volatility Surface he reveals the secrets of dealing with the most important but most elusive of financial quantities, volatility." --Paul Wilmott, author and mathematician "As a teacher in the field of mathematical finance, I welcome Jim Gatheral's book as a significant development. Written by a Wall Street practitioner with extensive market and teaching experience, The Volatility Surface gives students access to a level of knowledge on derivatives which was not previously available. I strongly recommend it." --Marco Avellaneda, Director, Division of Mathematical Finance Courant Institute, New York University "Jim Gatheral could not have written a better book." --Bruno Dupire, winner of the 2006 Wilmott Cutting Edge Research Award Quantitative Research, Bloomberg LP
By Jim Gatheral and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780471792512 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, September 11, 2006, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Praise for The Volatility Surface "I'm thrilled by the appearance of Jim Gatheral's new book The Volatility Surface.

Miscellaneous:

9780470068250 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, December 5, 2006, cover price $60.00

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Product Description: Brand NEW. We ship worldwide

Hardcover:

9788497323925 | 2nd edition edition (Cengage Learning Latin America, April 20, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Brand NEW.

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Product Description: Selected by Amazon.com and The Financial Times as one of the best business books of the year, Fooled by Randomness is an instant classic. Already published in 14 languages, the book?s title has entered our vocabulary. After reading the excitement expressed below for Fooled by Randomness one realizes that its world-wide bestseller status is no random event...read more

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9781587991844 | Texere, March 1, 2004, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Selected by Amazon.

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Product Description: In Fooled by Randomness, Taleb takes the reader on a fascinating journey through our perceptions of success, failure and luck. He takes the mathematics and psychology of probability and explains them with reference to the financial markets and life in general...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781587990717 | Texere, October 1, 2001, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In Fooled by Randomness, Taleb takes the reader on a fascinating journey through our perceptions of success, failure and luck.

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