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The survival of the nicest : how altruism made us human and why it pays to get along

Author: Stefan Klein; David Dollenmayer
Publisher: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The phrase 'survival of the fittest' conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that the key to achieving lasting personal and societal success lies in helping others. Klein argues that altruism is in fact our defining characteristic: natural selection favoured those early  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Klein; David Dollenmayer
ISBN: 9781922247629 1922247626
OCLC Number: 871390436
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Contents: About the Author; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; PART I; 1 The Unexplained Friendliness of the World; 2 Give and Take; 3 Building Trust; 4 Feelings Without Borders; 5 There Is Only One Love; PART II; 6 Humans Share, Animals Don't; 7 It's the Principle of the Thing; 8 Us Against Them; 9 The Evil in Goodness; 10 The Golden Rule; 11 The Triumph of Selflessness; The Joy of Giving; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Stefan Klein ; translated by David Dollenmayer.

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This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of "survival of the fittest" - and invites us all to think and act more  Read more...

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'A glowing argument for post-Darwinian co-operation.' -- Sarah Sands Evening Standard '[A] mind-bending book ... if there is a science to winning over readers, Klein has surely mastered it ... The Read more...

 
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