Explores one of the most versatile, useful and enduring technologies ever invented: the book. This title charts the evolution and influence of books around the world, from the cuneiform tablets...
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street.
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