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The price of altruism : George Price and the search for the origins of kindness

Author: Oren Solomon Harman
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Price of Altruism follows the incredible story of the eccentric American genius, George Price. From the heights of the Manhattan Project to the depths of homelessness and despair in London, his life embodies the paradoxes of Darwin's enigma: Survival of the fittest or survival of the nicest? Price's unusual scientific journey led to an all-consuming quest to crack the secrets of altruism. What he found compelled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Robert Price; George Robert Price
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oren Solomon Harman
ISBN: 9781847920621 1847920624
OCLC Number: 506252081
Description: viii, 451 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Oren Harman.

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The scientific quest to fathom the mysteries of altruism encompasses sneaky amoebas and Russian anarchists, sentry gazelles and tyrannical despots, brain imaging, Game Theory, the Bomb and the Holy  Read more...

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