Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans
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—o 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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Review: Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and HumansUser Review - Jess - Goodreads
Interesting concept, but very dry execution. I think this book would be more interesting and enjoyable if you pick and choose the anecdotal stories of interest. There is a bit too much dry filler to ... Read full review