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The Social Instinct

Author: Nichola Raihani.

The Social Instinct

Author: Nichola Raihani.

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Item #: D22490
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781250262820
Cooperation is the means by which life arose in the first place, but given what we know about the mechanisms of evolution, it is also something of a puzzle. How does cooperation begin, when on a Darwinian level, all that the genes in your body care about is being passed on to the next generation? A biologist by training, Nichola ... More
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Cooperation is the means by which life arose in the first place, but given what we know about the mechanisms of evolution, it is also something of a puzzle. How does cooperation begin, when on a Darwinian level, all that the genes in your body care about is being passed on to the next generation? A biologist by training, Nichola Raihani looks at where and how collaborative behavior—teaching, helping, grooming, and self-sacrifice—emerges throughout the animal kingdom, and glimpse the traits that have made humans so distinctive and so successful.


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