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May 2, 2011 /  Nivea

SuperCooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed

In SuperCooperators, mathematical biologist Martin Nowak and New Scientist editor Roger Highfield present for nonspecialists recent progress in understanding how cooperation evolves from the competitive interactions inherent in Darwinian dynamics. They argue that we now know enough about the mathematics of adaptation to conceive of cooperation as a fundamental evolutionary principle and not merely as a surprising feature of biology in some way at odds with evolutionary processes.

via [Book Review] Evolution: Laws of Cooperation

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