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AGAINST THE GODS: The Remarkable Story of Risk

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A history of probability from an economist and author of a history of Wall Street (Capital Ideas, 1991). Modern risk theory dates from a little geometric model invented in 1654 called Pascal's Triangle, which Blaise Pascal used to address a perennial intellectual question: If two participants quit a game of chance before finishing, how is the pot divided? Pascal's Triangle answered the question by ... Read full review


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