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Nowak, M. A. (Martin A.)
SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed / Martin A. Nowak ; with Roger Highfield
Alternate Title Super cooperators
Altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed
1st Free Press hardcover ed
New York, NY : Free Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QA269 .N687 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Game theory
Evolution (Biology) -- Mathematical models
Cooperative societies
Physical Description xix, 330 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-308) and index
Contents The struggle -- The prisoner's dilemma -- Five ways to solve the dilemma. Direct reciprocity : tit for tat ; Indirect reciprocity : power of reputation ; Spatial games : chessboard of life ; Group selection : tribal wars ; Kin selection : nepotism -- Feats of cooperation. Prelife ; Society of cells ; The lord of the ants -- From cooperators to supercooperators. Gift of the gab ; Public goods ; Punish and perish ; How many friends are too many? ; Game, set, and match ; Crescendo of cooperation
Alternate Author Highfield, Roger

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