THE SOCIAL INSTINCT

How Cooperation Shaped the World

Nichola Raihani

THE SOCIAL INSTINCT

In the tradition of Richard Dawkins’s The Selfish Gene, comes a profound and engaging look at the hidden relationships underpinning human evolution, and why cooperation is key to our future survival.

“A compelling argument that cooperation is the secret of human success and yet has never been as crucial as it is now.”
—Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, author of Inventing Ourselves

“[A] surprising, thoughtful and, best of all, endlessly entertaining, examining the puzzle and power of co-operation. Absolutely loved it.”
—Will Storr, author of The Science of Storytelling

“A phenomenally important book. Will change the way you think about ourselves.”
—Lewis Dartnell, author of Origins

“A fascinating exploration of the ties that bind us.”
—Gaia Vince, author of Transcendence

“Essential reading for everyone from ecologists to economists.”
—Kevin J. Mitchell, author of Innate

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