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Author Nowak, M. A. (Martin A.)

Title SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed / Martin A. Nowak ; with Roger Highfield

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Free Press, 2011
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition
 CCRI-Warwick  QA269 .N687 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QA269 .N687 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  QA269 .N687 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QA269 .N687 2011    DUE 01-02-15
Descript xix, 330 pages ; 24 cm
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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
LC subject Game theory
Evolution (Biology) -- Mathematical models
Cooperative societies
Add Author Highfield, Roger
Alt Title Super cooperators
ISBN 9781439100189 (hbk.) :
1439100187 (hbk.)