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The neglected art of hitch-hiking : risk, trust and sustainability.

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The neglected art of hitch-hiking : risk, trust and sustainability. / Chesters, Graeme; Smith, David B.

In: Sociological Research Online, Vol. 6, No. 3, 30.11.2001.

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Chesters G, Smith DB. The neglected art of hitch-hiking : risk, trust and sustainability. Sociological Research Online. 2001 Nov 30;6(3).

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Chesters, Graeme ; Smith, David B. / The neglected art of hitch-hiking : risk, trust and sustainability. In: Sociological Research Online. 2001 ; Vol. 6, No. 3.

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