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Super cooperators : evolution, altruism and human behaviour or why we need each other to succeed

Author: M A Nowak; Roger Highfield
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : Canongate, 2011.
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"Everyone is familiar with Darwin's revolutionary idea about the survival of the fittest, and most people agree that it works, but Darwin's famous theory has one major chink. If life is about survival of the fittest, then why would we risk our own life to jump into a river to save a stranger? Some people argue that issues such as charity, fairness, forgiveness and cooperation are evolutionary loose ends, side issues  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M A Nowak; Roger Highfield
ISBN: 9781847673367 1847673368
OCLC Number: 746154949
Description: xix, 330 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Martin Nowak with Roger Highfield.

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