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The evolution of cooperation

Author: Robert M Axelrod
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"The much-discussed book that explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists--whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals--when there is no central authority to police their actions. The Evolution of Cooperation addresses a simple yet age-old question: if living things evolve through competition, how can cooperation ever emerge? Despite the abundant evidence of cooperation all around us,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Axelrod
ISBN: 9780465005642 0465005640
OCLC Number: 76963800
Description: xvi, 241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The problem of cooperation --
The success of Tit for Tat in computer tournaments --
The chronology of cooperation --
The live-and-let-live system in trench warfare in World War I --
The evolution of cooperation in biological systems / with William D. Hamilton --
How to choose effectively --
How to promote cooperation --
The social structure of cooperation --
The robustness of reciprocity.
Responsibility: Robert Axelrod.
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Updated for the first time, the classic book on why cooperation is not only natural but also the best survival strategy.  Read more...

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