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Why most things fail: evolution, extinction and economics

Author: Ormerod, Paul Publisher: Faber and Faber, 2005.Language: EnglishDescription: 255 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0571220134Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Europe Campus
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Print HB75 .O76 2005
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Why Most Things Fall Evolution, Extinction and Economics Contents Preface vi Introduction ix 1 The Edwardian Explosion 1 2 A Formula for Failure 17 3 Up a Bit, Then Down a Bit 36 4 Making Sense of Segregation 58 5 Playing by the Rules 77 6 A Game of Chess 100 7 'The Best-Laid Schemes ...' 118 8 Doves and Hawks 140 9 Patterns in the Dark 155 10 The Powers that Be 169 11 Take Your Pick? 189 12 Resolving the Dilemma 202 13 Why Things Fail 211 14 What Is to Be Done? 222 Suggestions for Further Reading 241 Index 247

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