The Black Swan Second Edition The Impact Of The Highly Improbable With A New Section On Robustness And Fragility Incerto

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 081297381X
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A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.

Black Swan Green

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0812974018
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By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas | Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize
 
Selected by Time as One of the Ten Best Books of the Year | A New York Times Notable Book | Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The Washington Post Book World, The Christian Science Monitor, Rocky Mountain News, and Kirkus Reviews | A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist | Winner of the ALA Alex Award | Finalist for the Costa Novel Award

From award-winning writer David Mitchell comes a sinewy, meditative novel of boyhood on the cusp of adulthood and the old on the cusp of the new.

Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys’ games on a frozen lake; of “nightcreeping” through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigré who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason’s search to replace his dead grandfather’s irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher’s recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons.

Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchell’s subtlest and most effective achievement to date.

Praise for Black Swan Green
 
“[David Mitchell has created] one of the most endearing, smart, and funny young narrators ever to rise up from the pages of a novel. . . . The always fresh and brilliant writing will carry readers back to their own childhoods. . . . This enchanting novel makes us remember exactly what it was like.”The Boston Globe
 
“[David Mitchell is a] prodigiously daring and imaginative young writer. . . . As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.”Time
 
“[A] brilliant new novel . . . In Jason, Mitchell creates an evocation yet authentically adolescent voice.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Alternately nostalgic, funny and heartbreaking.”The Washington Post
 
“Great Britain’s Catcher in the Rye—and another triumph for one of the present age’s most interesting and accomplished novelists.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“This book is so entertainingly strange, so packed with activity, adventures, and diverting banter, that you only realize as the extraordinary novel concludes that the timid boy has grown before your eyes into a capable young man.”Entertainment Weekly


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The Black Swan

Author: Raphael Sabatini
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755115279
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When Priscilla Harradine travels back to England accompanied by the rather dull Major Sands, she has no cause to expect her journey will be anything other than uneventful. But also on board the Centaur is Charles de Bernis – a mysterious and intriguing buccaneer. Just as their friendship is beginning to blossom, a dark figure from de Bernis’ past emerges to propel them into a thrilling and perilous adventure, taking them right to the heart of pirate life.

The Black Swan

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520070097
Size: 74.90 MB
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Thomas Mann's bold and disturbing novella, written in 1952, is the feminine counterpart of his masterpiece Death in Venice. Written from the point of view of a woman in what we might now call mid-life crisis, The Black Swan evinces Mann's mastery of psychological analysis and his compelling interest in the intersection of the physical and the spiritual in human behavior. It is startlingly relevant to current discussions of the politics of the body, male inscriptions of the feminine, and discourse about and of women. The new introduction places this dramatic novella in the context of contemporary feminist and literary concerns, bringing it to the attention of a new generation of readers.

Black Swan Affair

Author: K.L. Kreig
Publisher: K.L. Kreig
ISBN: 1943443149
Size: 16.59 MB
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I’ve loved him as long as I can remember. The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop. Killian Shepard. Shep. We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life. He’d be back. He was always meant to be mine. He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me. So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do. I got my revenge. I married his brother, Kael. Now we’re one big happy f**king family.

Black Swan The Twelve Lessons Of Abandonment Recovery

Author: Susan Anderson
Publisher: Rock Foundations Press
ISBN: 0967375517
Size: 34.13 MB
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Black Swan: The Twelve Lessons of Abandonment Recovery is a self help tool, a supplement for personal growth. "Black Swan is a symbol for healing, a spirit guide for overcoming the woundedness of adandonment."

Twelve lessons for healing from the loss of love, presented in an allegorical tale of a child who meets a magical black swan after she is abandoned in the forest by her father. This story within a story includes the author’s own experience with loss. The book provides emotional and spiritual healing to those going through heartbreak, loss, and abandonment.


The Black Swan

Author: Day Taylor
Publisher: Dell Pub Co
ISBN: 0440106117
Size: 69.68 MB
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Set in the Civil War South between the years 1852 and 1865, THE BLACK SWAN recounts the story of two memorable and powerful characters. Adam Tremain, the captain of the Black Swan will deny his loyalty to the South to become a blockade runner, transporting fugitive slaves to freedom. Dulcie Moran is the beautiful, defiant daughter of Savannah's most prosperous slave-breeder. Despite and treachery, jealousy, deceit and passion weave and interweave through their epic love story, played out against the backdrop of a land at war.

Black Swan

Author: Philippa Carr
Publisher: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 0399135138
Size: 57.30 MB
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The mysterious and romantic sequel to " The Changeling", continuing Philippa Carr's Cornwall saga.

Black Swans

Author: Eve Babitz
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0679405186
Size: 46.30 MB
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A collection of original short stories offers an intimate and dark portrait of life in the United States as they journey through California seeking answers to our changing world, dealing with such topics as jealousy, AIDS, sex, and Jim Morrison.

The Black Swan Second Edition

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679604181
Size: 26.75 MB
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In this revelatory book, Taleb explains everything we know about what we don’t know, and this second edition features a new philosophical and empirical essay, “On Robustness and Fragility,” which offers tools to navigate and exploit a ...

The Black Swan

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
ISBN: 9781846145650
Size: 47.76 MB
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What can Catherine the Great's lovers tell us about probability? Why should you never run for a train or read a newspaper? This book is all about Black Swans: the random events that underlie our lives, from bestsellers to world disasters.

The Black Swan

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101119063
Size: 75.49 MB
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But can she gain the allies she needs to free herself and the other swan-maidens from their magical slavery?A monumental tale of loyalty and betrayal, of magic good and evil, of love both carnal and pure, and of the duality of human nature, ...

Stalking The Black Swan

Author: Kenneth A. Posner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231150484
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Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard?many of which ...

The Black Swan

Author: Raphael Sabatini
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755153103
Size: 69.73 MB
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When Priscilla Harradine travels back to England on the Centaur she has no cause to expect her journey will be remotely eventful.

The Black Swan

Author: Celia Bridle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781921136566
Size: 53.40 MB
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A black swan escapes from a cage and flies away to alight at a village by a lake.

The Black Swan

Author: Anne Batterson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743216654
Size: 61.30 MB
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" A unique mix of memoir and nature writing, The Black Swan is a charming story of a woman's odyssey.

The Black Swan

Author: Albert Spavins
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483594793
Size: 72.40 MB
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The Black Swan is a childrens' book for our times. I deals with the sad reality of human impact on the environment...not only does it make us face up to that impact...it gives hope for change. The message is the moral.

The Black Swan

Author: Wendy E. Nunan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780731637348
Size: 69.18 MB
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Descendants of Edward Swan also know by the name Hornsby. He was transported to Australia as a convict in 1818. His wife Mary Ann and children arrived there in 1823. The family settled in the Illawarra district.

The Land Of Green Ginger

Author: Noel Langley
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571321364
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When Prince Abu Ali, son of Aladdin, is born his destiny has already been foretold: he is the one who has been chosen to break the spell of the mysterious Land of Green Ginger.