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The Bed of Procrustes

Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

by Nassim Taleb

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6271 .T35 2011
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationp. cm.
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24494996M
ISBN 109781400069972
LC Control Number2010036866
OCLC/WorldCa663822337


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The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game.