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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date December 4, 2006
Pages 241
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465005642
ISBN-10 0465005640
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Other format details sci/tech
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A famed political scientist's classic argument for a more cooperative world

We assume that, in a world ruled by natural selection, selfishness pays. So why cooperate? In The Evolution of Cooperation, political scientist Robert Axelrod seeks to answer this question. In 1980, he organized the famed Computer Prisoners Dilemma Tournament, which sought to find the optimal strategy for survival in a particular game. Over and over, the simplest strategy, a cooperative program called Tit for Tat, shut out the competition. In other words, cooperation, not unfettered competition, turns out to be our best chance for survival.

A vital book for leaders and decision makers, The Evolution of Cooperation reveals how cooperative principles help us think better about everything from military strategy, to political elections, to family dynamics.



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Hardcover
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from Basic Books (March 1, 1984)
9780465021222 | details & prices | List price $17.95
About: Examines the conditions necessary for cooperation in social interactions and discusses the role of cooperation in winning a strategy game tournament
Paperback
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from Basic Books (December 4, 2006); titled "The Evolution of Cooperation"
9780465005642 | details & prices | 241 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.99
About: A famed political scientist's classic argument for a more cooperative worldWe assume that, in a world ruled by natural selection, selfishness pays.
Reprint edition from Basic Books (October 1, 1985); titled "The Evolution of Cooperation"
9780465021215 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $21.50
About: Examines the conditions necessary for cooperation in social interactions and discusses the role of cooperation in winning a strategy game tournament

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