Mutual Benefits at All Levels of Life

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Science  14 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5673, pp. 964-965
DOI: 10.1126/science.1095994

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Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation. Peter Hammerstein, Ed. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2003. 499 pp. $45, £29.95. ISBN 0-262-08326-4.

In this volume, which grew out of a Dahlem Workshop, researchers from a wide range of fields--including biology, anthropology, economics, mathematics, political science, primatology, and psychology--discuss the origins, evolution, and cultural mechanisms of cooperation.