Описание: Over the last twenty years, a species of math whizzes known as 'quants' has usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk-takers who've long been the alpha males of the world's largest casino. The quants believe that a dizzying, indecipherable-to-mere-mortals cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry holds the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. They took over Wall Street with their formulas...and helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Yet, in creating it, had they sowed the seeds for financial history's greatest disaster? Drawing on unique access to four of the best and brightest among these number-crunching titans, The Quants tells the inside story of what these men thought and felt in the days and weeks when they helplessly watched much of their net worth vaporize--and wondered just how their mind-bending formulas and genius-level IQs had led them so wrong so fast. With the immediacy of today's NASDAQ close and the timeless power of a Greek tragedy, The Quants is at once a masterpiece of explanatory journalism, a gripping tale of ambition and hubris...and an ominous warning about Wall Street's future.
Автор: Sledge, EB Название: With the old breed ISBN: 0091937523 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780091937522 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1688 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Landing on the beach at Peleliu in 1944 as twenty-year-old new recruit to the US Marines, Eugene Sledge can only try desperately to survive. This memoir tells the cruelty, bravery and deaths of the men he fought alongside, and of his own journey from patriotic innocence to battle-scarred veteran.
Описание: The Kennel Club`s Breed Standards form the basis for judging dogs at all licensed breed shows. This guide outlines the descriptive `standards` for each of the 201 pure breeds of dog now recognised by the Kennel Club. It is suitable for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog.
Автор: Adrian Lara Название: Edge of Dawn: A Midnight Breed Novel ISBN: 0345532627 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345532626 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 738 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In this pulse-pounding and thrillingly sensual novel, Lara Adrian returns to the mesmerizing world of the Midnight Breed, following new characters into a dark future where an uneasy peace can unravel into war--and a great betrayal can mask an all-consuming love. Twenty years after the terror of First Dawn--when mankind learned that vampires lived secretly among them--the threat of violence reigns as the two species struggle to coexist. The only group preserving the fragile harmony is the Order, an elite cadre of Breed warriors dedicated to protecting humans and vampires alike. And in this precarious world of torn loyalties and shattered trust, Mira, a fiery squad captain, finds that every fight bears an intensely personal cost. Raised among the Order, Mira has always believed in the warrior's code of swift--and even lethal--justice. But the one thing she desires more than the Order's hard-won acceptance is Kellan Archer, a sexy but troubled Breed fighter. In love with him since childhood, Mira once broke through his tough exterior during an unexpected night of rapture, but the next day he mysteriously disappeared, never to return. Kellan didn't think he would ever see Mira again--or have to confront the truth of why he left. After abandoning the Order years ago, he now leads a band of human rebels intent on carrying out their own vigilante rule of law. Yet a high-profile kidnapping assignment brings him face-to-face with the past he sought to avoid, and the striking woman he has tried desperately to forget. And as tensions mount and the risk of bloodshed grows, Kellan and Mira must take sides--between the competing missions that dominate their lives, and the electrifying passion that claims their hearts. Praise for Edge of Dawn "With an Adrian novel, readers are assured of plenty of dangerous thrills and passionate chills."--RT Book Reviews "The eleventh installment in Adrian's strikingly original Midnight Breed series delivers an abundance of nail-biting suspenseful chills, red-hot sexy thrills, an intricately built world, and realistically complicated and conflicted protagonists, whose happily-ever-after ending proves to be all the sweeter after what they endure to get there."--Booklist (starred review) "Adrian has always been an impeccable writer, but as I started reading this book, I was reminded of just how amazing and talented she is. She paints a vivid picture for every scene, delves deeper into each character until readers know everything about them, and writes some of the best action sequences I've encountered in a long time. . . . Make no mistake, Lara Adrian is one of the premier authors of paranormal romance and with this book, she proves it . . . Edge of Dawn is a game changer--a book that will revolutionize the way readers see the Midnight Breed world and stir up some excitement Filled with angst, tortured hearts, above all, selfless love, Edge of Dawn will break your hearts and mend them back up again."--Fresh Fiction "A spine tingling thrill ride for both old and new fans alike . . . Edge of Dawn is one of the few stories that deserve more than a five star rating."--Night Owl Reviews "Well worth waiting for . . . Adrian once again engulfs her readers in a world or Breed loyalty, fierce passion and emotional overload. . . . The complexity of the plot will leave you stunned to say the least and in my case, left wondering what will happen next. . . . I guarantee you will be begging for more."--Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Автор: Grace Sable Название: Chosen: A Dark Breed Novel ISBN: 0062079646 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062079640 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 773 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Leslie Frank Название: Bullet for a Half-Breed ISBN: 0451231910 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451231918 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 738 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A humorous look at 50 of the most popular dog breeds
Автор: Smith Bobbi Название: The Half Breed ISBN: 0843948531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780843948530 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 773 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Mccarry, Patrick Название: New breed ISBN: 1781173311 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781781173312 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2430 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: `The New Breed` is the story of Irish rugby`s first professionals, as told by leading players, coaches, trainers and journalists who witnessed the remarkable transformation from the amateur game.
Описание: In this vital book, visionary international investment manager Antoine van Agtmael -- the pioneer who coined the term emerging markets -- pulls back the curtain on the new powerhouses of the world economy. Picking up where Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat left off, he persuasively demonstrates that the world's center of gravity is already tipping decisively in favor of the emerging economies. With this seismic shift, competitive challenges and investment risks are also being dramatically transformed, while new opportunities are arising for those who are alert to them. A new breed of world-leading companies are catching their Western competitors off guard. Household names of today -- IBM, Ford, Sony, and Shell -- are in danger of becoming has-beens as these more innovative new superstars in the emerging markets claim dominance. Understanding how they have become world-class market leaders, and where they are taking the world economy, is crucial to understanding not only the future of globalization, but the future of Western competitiveness. Each year we are buying more planes from Brazil's Embraer, refrigerators from China's Haier appliance maker, smart cell phones from Taiwan's HTC, and gas from Russia's Gazprom. How have these relative unknowns come so far in the world markets so fast? What are they doing right that their Western competitors are doing wrong, and how can Western companies face the intensifying challenges and survive? With in-depth, inside knowledge of these emerging powerhouses that's based on his thirty years of working, traveling, and investing in emerging markets and his extraordinary access to the leading companies, van Agtmael trains his experienced analyst's eye on twenty-five of the top emerging giants, taking readers into the executive suites and labs where they are outmaneuvering their Western rivals. Profiling these major players, such as Korea's Samsung Electronics, China's computer maker Lenovo, Brazil's iron ore giant CVRD, and India's Infosys, van Agtmael divulges their strategies for growth, and analyzes how their rise to dominance will change our lives. His unique insights point the way to how we in the West can capitalize on the opportunities these companies represent while also mobilizing a powerful response to the challenges they present. The Emerging Markets Century is a compelling and necessary read for anyone who wants to understand the true magnitude of change under way in the global economy today.
Автор: Adrian Lara Название: Crave the Night: A Midnight Breed Novel ISBN: 0345532635 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345532633 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2310 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Beware of geeks bearing formulas." --Warren Buffett In March of 2006, the world's richest men sipped champagne in an opulent New York hotel. They were preparing to compete in a poker tournament with million-dollar stakes, but those numbers meant nothing to them. They were accustomed to risking "billions." At the card table that night was Peter Muller, an eccentric, whip-smart whiz kid who'd studied theoretical mathematics at Princeton and now managed a fabulously successful hedge fund called PDT...when he wasn't playing his keyboard for morning commuters on the New York subway. With him was Ken Griffin, who as an undergraduate trading convertible bonds out of his Harvard dorm room had outsmarted the Wall Street pros and made money in one of the worst bear markets of all time. Now he was the tough-as-nails head of Citadel Investment Group, one of the most powerful money machines on earth. There too were Cliff Asness, the sharp-tongued, mercurial founder of the hedge fund AQR, a man as famous for his computer-smashing rages as for his brilliance, and Boaz Weinstein, chess life-master and king of the credit default swap, who while juggling $30 billion worth of positions for Deutsche Bank found time for frequent visits to Las Vegas with the famed MIT card-counting team. On that night in 2006, these four men and their cohorts were the new kings of Wall Street. Muller, Griffin, Asness, and Weinstein were among the best and brightest of a new breed, the "quants." Over the prior twenty years, this species of math whiz --technocrats who make billions not with gut calls or fundamental analysis but with formulas and high-speed computers-- had usurped the testosterone-fueled, kill-or-be-killed risk-takers who'd long been the alpha males the world's largest casino. The quants believed that a dizzying, indecipherable-to-mere-mortals cocktail of differential calculus, quantum physics, and advanced geometry held the key to reaping riches from the financial markets. And they helped create a digitized money-trading machine that could shift billions around the globe with the click of a mouse. Few realized that night, though, that in creating this unprecedented machine, men like Muller, Griffin, Asness and Weinstein had sowed the seeds for history's greatest financial disaster. Drawing on unprecedented access to these four number-crunching titans, "The Quants "tells the inside story of what they thought and felt in the days and weeks when they helplessly watched much of their net worth vaporize - and wondered just how their mind-bending formulas and genius-level IQ's had led them so wrong, so fast. Had their years of success been dumb luck, fool's gold, a good run that could come to an end on any given day? What if The Truth they sought -- the secret of the markets -- wasn't knowable? Worse, what if there wasn't any Truth? In "The Quants," Scott Patterson tells the story not just of these men, but of Jim Simons, the reclusive founder of the most successful hedge fund in history; Aaron Brown, the quant who used his math skills to humiliate Wall Street's old guard at their trademark game of Liar's Poker, and years later found himself with a front-row seat to the rapid emergence of mortgage-backed securities; and gadflies and dissenters such as Paul Wilmott, Nassim Taleb, and Benoit Mandelbrot. With the immediacy of today's NASDAQ close and the timeless power of a Greek tragedy, "The Quants" is at once a masterpiece of explanatory journalism, a gripping tale of ambition and hubris...and an ominous warning about Wall Street's future.
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