A cooperative species human reciprocity and its evolution by Samuel Bowles

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Behavior evolution,
  • Cooperation,
  • Cooperativeness

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementSamuel Bowles, Herbert Gintis
ContributionsGintis, Herbert
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD2961 .B687 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 262 p. :
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25391617M
ISBN 109780691151250
LC Control Number2010046861

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In some species, behaviours which seem cooperative can actually be manipulative behaviours, whereby for the recipient there is a benefit and no cost and for the actor there is no benefit and a cost. This is advantageous to the manipulative individual, as the benefit is received without expending any cost in order to obtain it.

Cooperative breeders are species in which individuals beyond a pair assist in the production of young in a single brood or litter. Although relatively rare, cooperative breeding is widespread taxonomically and continues to pose challenges to our understanding of the evolution of cooperation and altruistic behavior.

Cooperative breeding refers to a social system in which individuals other than the parents provide care for the offspring. In addition to alloparental care, two further characteristics are common among species exhibiting cooperative breeding: delayed dispersal and delayed reproduction.

Among vertebrates, cooperative breeding is expressed most prominently in birds and mammals. W.G. Runciman, London Review of Books "In A Cooperative Species, economists Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis update their ideas on the evolutionary origins of altruism.

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An important book for all social scientists."--Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics "A Cooperative Species is a fresh and pioneering entry into the pivotal field of human social evolution."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University ***.

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Many animal and plant species cooperate both with other members of their own species and with members of other species (symbiosis or mutualism). tion on the cooperative way of organizing and operating a business. It covers the nature and extent of the use of cooperatives, compares cooperatives to other business structures, explains the roles vari-ous people play in a cooperative, and discusses equity accumulation and income taxation.

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Maine's landscape is famous for its variety, yet invasion by nonnative species can drive native species to extinction. Nonnative invasive plants can have long-term and far-reaching detrimental effects.

Most have been introduced as ornamental landscaping plants, and some species can still be purchased at gardening and landscaping stores.Additionally, some species have been found to perform cooperative behaviors that may at first sight seem detrimental to their own evolutionary fitness.

For example, when a ground squirrel sounds an alarm call to warn other group members of a nearby coyote, it draws attention to itself and increases its own odds of being eaten.List: Neil deGrasse Tyson's Essential Book List. Description. The Origin of Species (the full title being, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'), is a scientific work by Charles Darwin, published on 24 November

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