Otherness--When Killing Is Easy

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Science  02 Feb 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5812, pp. 601-602
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138815

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The Altruism Equation. Seven Scientists Search for the Origins of Goodness. By Lee Alan Dugatkin. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2006. 202 pp. $24.95, £15.95. ISBN 9780691125909.

Conflict. Martin Jones and A. C. Fabian, Eds.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. 184 pp. $40, £25. ISBN 9780521839600. Darwin College Lectures.

The books offer two contrasting perspectives to the themes of conflict and cooperation in human behavior: a series of essays emphasizing the importance of the former and an exploration of altruism through the work of seven scholars over the past 200 years.