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The Price Of Altruism: George Price and the Search for the Origins of Kindness Paperback – 5 May 2011

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (5 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099531666
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099531661
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 276,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Uncommonly brilliant and deeply stimulating... almost cinematically satisfying. Harman has a rare gift for bringing ideas and thinkers to life" (Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic)

"A brilliant biography of a brilliant man. A powerful page-turner that vividly renders the obsessive absorption with the poles of cooperation and competition in nature" (Daniel Kevles, Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University)

"I stayed up a good part of the night reading... fascinating! ... Harman proves that the lives of some modern scientists are as ecstatic, tormented and filled with strange visions as those of medieval saints" (Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind)

"A terrific book, at once scholarly and impossible to put down" (Peter Godfrey-Smith, professor of philosophy at Harvard University)

"Beautifully written, Harman's book does justice both to its sensitive subject matter and to the life of a very special, complex and ultimately tragic man." (Waterstone's Books Quarterly)

About the Author

Oren Harman obtained a D.Phil in the History of Science from Oxford University in 2001. He is the Chair of the Graduate Program in Science, Technology and Society at Bar Ilan University, the author of The Man Who Invented the Chromosome, a documentary film maker, and a frequent contributor to The New Republic. He lives in Tel Aviv.


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