Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation by Lee Dugatkin

By Lee Dugatkin

Cooperation is the material that retains society jointly. Civilization couldn't were accomplished - and won't be sustained - with no it. yet what's it? How and why does it paintings? may possibly the key of improving human cooperation lie in an research of the animal state? In dishonest Monkeys and Citizen Bees, evolution and animal habit specialist Professor Lee Dugatkin, identified during the educational group for his creative animal habit experiments, experiences from the innovative of clinical examine at the startling evolutionary fact approximately cooperation and the way it really works. He explains the 4 paths to cooperation that we proportion with animals and gives the experimentally validated definitions of a habit not anyone notion technological know-how may perhaps ever clarify. these readers with an curiosity in ecology, evolutionary biology, psychology, even anthropology will locate dishonest Monkeys and Citizen Bees a necessary guide of the dynamics of cooperation. and everybody will locate it to be a lucid creation to the dazzling evolutionary heritage of the way we got here to act within the ways in which we do, of ways nature got here to be much less brutal than we have a tendency to imagine.

Show description

Read Online or Download Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans PDF

Best evolution books

Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Top paleontologist J. David Archibald explores the wealthy historical past of visible metaphors for organic order from precedent days to the current and their effect on humans' belief in their position in nature, delivering unusual perception into how we went from status at the most sensible rung of the organic ladder to embodying only one tiny twig at the tree of existence.

Evolution of agricultural services in Sub-Saharan Africa: trends and prospects, Parts 63-390

This paper lines the evolution of worldwide financial institution aid to agricultural providers, fairly agricultural extension and study in Sub-Saharan Africa. It describes the Bank's adventure with the implementation of nationwide courses in agricultural extension and study and the way those are evolving to stand the issues of the longer term.

The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution (First Edition)

The most amazing fossil reveals in historical past happened in Laetoli, Tanzania, in 1974, while anthropologist Andrew Hill (diving to the floor to prevent a lump of elephant dung thrown by means of a colleague) got here head to head with a collection of historic footprints captured in stone--the earliest recorded steps of our far away human ancestors, a few 3 million years previous.

Stochastic Partial Differential Equations with LГ©vy Noise: An Evolution Equation Approach

Contemporary years have visible an explosion of curiosity in stochastic partial differential equations the place the using noise is discontinuous. during this finished monograph, prime specialists element the evolution equation method of their answer. lots of the effects seemed the following for the 1st time in ebook shape.

Extra resources for Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees: The Nature of Cooperation in Animals and Humans

Sample text

Orangutan. Gibbon African apes 1978 Bruce and Ayala Common and Pygmy chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan (Bornean). Orangutan (Sumatran). 2 species of Gibbon. Siamang Great apes 1977 Gillespie Common chimpanzee. 2 species of Gibbon 1977 Seuánez et al. Common and Pygmy chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan 1976 Seuánez et al. Common chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan 1976 Benveniste and Todaro Common chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan. 2 species of Gibbon. Siamang 1975 Martin el al. Common and Pygmy chimpanzee. Gorilla.

Gibbon. Siamang Chimpanzee 1966 Sarich and Wilson Common chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan. Gibbon. Siamang Chimpanzee 1963 Goodman Common and Pygmy chimpanzee, Gorilla. Orangutan. Gibbon African apes 1963 Klinger et al. Common and Pygmy chimpanzee, Gorilla. Orangutan. Gibbon 1962 Goodman Common chimpanzee. Gibbon Chimpanzee 1960 Zuckerkandl et al. Common chimpanzee. Gorilla. Orangutan African apes (Table continued on next page) Page 9 (Table continued from previous page) demonstrated African apes to be closer to humans than Asian apes, and among the African apes, more often shows chimpanzees closer than gorillas.

The reconstruction of hominid behavioral evolution through strategic modeling John Tooby and Irven Devore 183 References 239 Contributors 288 Author Index 289 Subject Index 295 Page vii INTRODUCTION Warren G. Kinzey Twenty-five years ago Sherry Washburn organized "The Social Life of Early Man," a Wenner-Gren conference aimed at reconstructing early hominid behavior. It was the first systematic attempt to put primate studies in the perspective of human evolution. Yet, field studies of the nonhuman primates were still in their infancy: François Bourliere wrote at that time, "Very few species of primates have been studied so as to make possible a good comparison of their social grouping in natural conditions .

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.21 of 5 – based on 38 votes