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The Altruism Equation

Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness

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ISBN: 9780691125909
format: Hardcover
pages: 188
publisher: Princeton University Press
pub. date: 2006-09-01


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""The Altruism Equation" is an important book in many different ways. It is important because it tackles a significant problem--namely, the levels at which natural selection operates. It is important because it tells a history never before revealed. And it is most important because the author's analysis lets us all move forward on these issues, with new insights and tools of discovery. I recommend it very highly."--Michael Ruse, Florida State University, author of "The Evolution-Creation Struggle"

"This wonderfully written book tells the history of a conceptual revolution in evolutionary biology that fundamentally changed the way scientists think about behavior. Although I do have a slightly different perspective here and there, I enthusiastically recommend this book to everyone who wants to understand the evolutionary roots of altruism and family. This fascinating book is a page-turner for scientists and lay persons alike."--Bert Hlldobler, author (with Edward O. Wilson) of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Ants"

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