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Science  16 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5989, pp. 279-280
DOI: 10.1126/science.1193026

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The Price of Altruism George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness by Oren Harman Norton, New York, 2010. 461 pp. $27.95, C$35. ISBN 9780393067781. Bodley Head, London. £20. ISBN 9781847920621.


Harmon weaves together the story of George Price's tormented life, his profound contributions to evolutionary theory, and sketches of others whose work also increased our understanding of game theory, group selection, and altruism.