About the Author
Roger Highfield is the editor of New Scientist magazine. He has written or coauthored six popular science books, two of which have been bestsellers.
Very clever book from a modern mathematician (sometimes too self-convinced), who studies complex evolutionary dynamics through formal modeling, with considerable results. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Pedro Demo
Martin Nowak demonstrates in a variety of ways the patterns of cooperative behavior in nature in general and Homo sapiens in particular. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Donald C. Maldari, S.J.
One of the best pop-science books I have ever read. I purchased it a couple of years ago, then lost, and now want to have a spare hard copy to re-read and pass to the children... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andrew
An overview of Nowak's work, but not of the study of cooperation. Nowak is a leading figure in this field, but his ideas are challenged by many, and he repeatedly overstates his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by joe shla
I have not read the whole book yet. But very much recommend it as a well developed hypothesis about how somewhere lies a brighter instinct for collective survival. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Javier Angel Alvarez
As a former research biologist, I was thrilled to find mathematical proof for the evolutionary value of cooperation under certain conditions. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Molly O'malley
The chatty writing, walks and hikes in woods and mountains, a ski hut, frequent major digressions, personal descriptions of grad student life, informal portraits of familiar names,... Read morePublished 21 months ago by C. Kollars
This is a provocative and well reseasrched book. The five ways in which cooperastion presents itself is powerful and enlightening. Read morePublished 22 months ago by James C. Powell
Based on mathematical models, the authors describes five mechanisms for achieving cooperation - repetition, reputation, spatial selection, multilevel selection, and kin selection. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jysoo Lee