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The Mermaid's Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things

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Even after 150 years, Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is irresistibly compelling. But how can this idea-in which competition prevails-be consistent with all that we know about the thoroughly cooperative nature of life at the genetic and cellular level? This book reconciles these discrepancies. Assembling a set of general principles, authors Kenneth Weiss and Anne Buchanan build a comprehensive, unified theory that applies on the evolutionary time scale but also on the developmental and ecological scales ...

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0674031938

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9780674031937

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The Mermaid's Tale: Four Billion Years of Cooperation in the Making of Living Things
2009, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674031937

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