The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

The Price of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness

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“Enthralling.”—Frans de Waal, The New York Times Book Review Survival of the fittest or survival of the nicest? Since the dawn of time man has contemplated the mystery of altruism, but it was Darwin who posed the question most starkly. From the selfless ant to the stinging bee to the man laying down his life for a stranger, evolution has yielded a goodness that in theory should never be.

Set against the sweeping tale of 150 years of scientific attempts to explain… (more)

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (June 20, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 451 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2010 winner


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