The Resource The altruism equation : seven scientists search for the origins of goodness, Lee Alan Dugatkin, (electronic resource)

The altruism equation : seven scientists search for the origins of goodness, Lee Alan Dugatkin, (electronic resource)

Label
The altruism equation : seven scientists search for the origins of goodness
Title
The altruism equation
Title remainder
seven scientists search for the origins of goodness
Statement of responsibility
Lee Alan Dugatkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a world supposedly governed by ruthless survival of the fittest, why do we see acts of goodness in both animals and humans? This problem plagued Charles Darwin in the 1850s as he developed his theory of evolution through natural selection. Indeed, Darwin worried that the goodness he observed in nature could be the Achilles heel of his theory. Ever since then, scientists and other thinkers have engaged in a fierce debate that has dragged politics, philosophy, and religion into what remains a major question for evolutionary biology." From the bookjacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
591.56
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL775.5
LC item number
.D84 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The altruism equation : seven scientists search for the origins of goodness, Lee Alan Dugatkin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-183) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A special difficulty that might prove fatal -- Darwin's bulldog versus the prince of evolution -- The greatest word from science since Darwin -- J.B.S. : the last man who might know all there was to be known -- Hamilton's rule -- The price of kinship -- Spreading the word -- Keepers of the flame -- Curator of mathematical models
Control code
ocn759396371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691125909
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/cttxbws
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not applicable
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.b33100330
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759396371
  • jstordda1400841437

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