Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Why are we so often unwilling to accept that life is unpredictable? In this book, the author distils his idiosyncratic wisdom to demolish our illusions, contrasting the classical values of...
Emanuel Derman was a quantitative analyst (Quant) at Goldman Sachs, one of the financial engineers whose mathematical models became crucial for Wall Street.
Cimato, Stelvio; Yang, Ching-Nung
With rapid progress in Internet and digital imaging technology, there are more and more ways to easily create, publish, and distribute images. Considered the first...
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Douglas C. Montgomery
The eighth edition of Design and Analysis of Experiments continues to provide extensive and in-depth information on engineering, business, and statistics-as well as informative ways to help readers design and...
Alabau-Boussouira, Fatiha; Brockett,...
The term "control theory" refers to the body of results - theoretical, numerical and algorithmic - which have been developed to influence the evolution of the state of...
Rick Smolan; Jennifer Erwitt
The images and stories captured in The Human Face of Big Data are the result of an extraordinary artistic, technical and logistical juggling act aimed at capturing the...
Stuart A. P. Mu
Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished - and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced...
Baruch Fischhoff; John Kadvany
Risk is everywhere - from genetically modified crops, dams, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, online predators, inflation, and robbery. This Very Short Introduction examines what science has learned about how...
An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting
Josh Hanagarne couldn't be invisible if he tried. Although he...
Barbara Ann Kipfer
Collects and organizes the world into lists of sets and subsets, such as atmospheric layers, climate zones, Jupiter's satellites, Dante's levels of Hell, the Braille alphabet, US Army and Navy...
This book explores what it means to be rational in a variety of contexts, from personal decisions to those affecting large groups of people. It introduces ideas from economics...
Fred C. Piper; Sean Murphy
A clear and informative introduction to the science of codebreaking, explaining what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned.
Alan Bennett; Julian Barnes; Stephen...
Writers as diverse as Alan Bennett, Caitlin Moran and Hardeep Singh Kohli write about what libraries mean to them.
Risk management is not just a topic for risk professionals. Managers and directors at all levels must be equipped with an understanding of risk and the tools and processes required...