Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees - The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans

Author(s): Lee A. Dugatkin

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Here biologist Lee Dugatkin outlines four paths to cooperation shared by humans and other animals: family dynamics, reciprocal transactions (or "tit for tat"), so-called selfish teamwork, and group altruism. He draws on a wealth of examples--from babysitting among mongooses and food sharing among vampire bats to cooperation in Hutterite communities and on kibbutzim--to show not only that cooperation exists throughout the animal kingdom, but how an understanding of the natural history of altruism might foster our own best instincts toward our fellow humans.


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General Fields

  • : 9780684843414
  • : Free Press
  • : Free Press
  • : February 1999
  • : .79 Inches X 8.78 Inches X 5.75 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lee A. Dugatkin
  • : Hardback
  • : 591.56
  • : 224