The Social Instinct

What Nature Can Teach Us About Working Together
 
 
Vintage (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 6. Oktober 2022
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-1-5291-1212-2 (ISBN)
 
'A phenomenally important book' Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins

Why do we live in families?
Why do we help complete strangers?
Why do we compare ourselves to others?
Why do we cooperate?

The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. In The Social Instinct Nichola Raihani introduces us to other species who, like us, live and work together. From the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef, they happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. What do we have in common with these animals, and what can we learn from them? The Social Instinct is an exhilarating, far-reaching and thought-provoking journey through all life on Earth, with profound insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.

'A pleasing juxtaposition of insightful scientific theory with illuminating anecdotes' Richard Dawkins

'Surprising, thoughtful and, best of all, endlessly entertaining' Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytelling

'A superb book about how important cooperation is' Alice Roberts, author of Ancestors
 

<b>'A phenomenally important book' Lewis Dartnell, author of <i>Origins</i></b>

<b>Why do we live in families?</b>
<b>Why do we help complete strangers?</b>
<b>Why do we compare ourselves to others?</b>
<b>Why do we <i>cooperate</i>?</b>

The science of cooperation tells us not only how we got here, but also where we might end up. In <i>The Social Instinct</i> Nichola Raihani introduces us to other species who, like us, live and work together. From the pied babblers of the Kalahari to the cleaner fish of the Great Barrier Reef, they happen to be some of the most fascinating and extraordinarily successful species on this planet. What do we have in common with these animals, and what can we learn from them? <i>The Social Instinct</i> is an exhilarating, far-reaching and thought-provoking journey through all life on Earth, with profound insights into what makes us human and how our societies work.

<b>'A pleasing juxtaposition of insightful scientific </b><b>theory with illuminating anecdotes' </b><b>Richard Dawkins</b>

<b>'Surprising, thoughtful and, best of all, </b><b>endlessly entertaining' </b><b>Will Storr, author of <i>The Science of Storytelling</i></b>

<b>'A superb book about </b><b>how important cooperation is' </b><b>Alice Roberts, author of <i>Ancestors</i></b>

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Vintage Publishing
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  • Höhe: 196 mm
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  • Dicke: 23 mm
  • 246 gr
978-1-5291-1212-2 (9781529112122)

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Nichola Raihani is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Evolution and Behaviour at UCL. Her group's research focuses on the evolution of social behaviour in humans and non-human species. She has been widely published in scientific journals, won the 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology for her research achievements, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2018. She has also worked in the BBC Science Development Team, and appeared on several podcasts and radio shows, including BBC Radio 4's 'Hacking the Unconscious' and 'Thought Cages'.
Nichola Raihani is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Evolution and Behaviour at UCL. Her group's research focuses on the evolution of social behaviour in humans and non-human species. She has been widely published in scientific journals, won the 2018 Philip Leverhulme Prize in Psychology for her research achievements, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 2018. She has also worked in the BBC Science Development Team, and appeared on several podcasts and radio shows, including BBC Radio 4's 'Hacking the Unconscious' and 'Thought Cages'.
A phenomenally important book. The story of why we humans evolved to become such a wonderfully cooperative, social species, and what that means for the world today. Nichola Raihani will change the way we think about ourselves. -- Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History This is a superb book about how important cooperation is in biology, from molecules and cells to families and whole societies. -- Alice Roberts The Social Instinct is surprising, thoughtful and, best of all, endlessly entertaining, examining the puzzle and power of co-operation from the decks of the HMS Bounty to the babbling birds of the Kalahari. Absolutely loved it. -- Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytelling Excellent and illuminating * Wall Street Journal * A well-written book, easy to read - a pleasing juxtaposition of insightful scientific theory with illuminating anecdotes -- Richard Dawkins
 

<b>A phenomenally important book. </b>The story of why we humans evolved to become such a wonderfully cooperative, social species, and what that means for the world today. Nichola Raihani will change the way we think about ourselves.

-- Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins: How the Earth Shaped Human History
This is<b> a superb book about how important cooperation is </b>in biology, from molecules and cells to families and whole societies. -- Alice Roberts
<b><i>The Social Instinct</i> is surprising, thoughtful and, best of all, endlessly entertaining,</b> examining the puzzle and power of co-operation from the decks of the HMS Bounty to the babbling birds of the Kalahari.<b> Absolutely loved it.</b> -- Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytelling
<b>Excellent and illuminating</b> * Wall Street Journal *
<b>A well-written book, easy to read - a pleasing juxtaposition of insightful scientific theory with illuminating anecdotes </b> -- Richard Dawkins

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