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Chancing it

Ralph Keyes

Chancing it

why we take risks

by Ralph Keyes

  • 140 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Risk-taking (Psychology),
  • Decision making,
  • Fear

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 291-311.

    StatementRalph Keyes.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF637.R57 K49 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 311 p. ;
    Number of Pages311
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2856808M
    ISBN 100316491322
    LC Control Number84019378


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