Top positive review
Great one. And I mean "great".
Reviewed in Canada on May 29, 2017
This is an amazing book. In 1975, E. O. Wilson wrote a book that made an era. This one is certainly not as thorough in studying its topic, but I think it will also eventually be seen as having made an essential contribution in evolutionary biology. After decades of ignoring group selection and multilevel selection in favoring "genes" or "egoism" as unit of selection, Wilson now presents irrefutable arguments in favor of both multilevel and especially or specifically group selection. The merit of such a broader approach is clear: it explains with much more ease numerous behaviors that the egotistic perspective pained in explaining. I cannot recommend enough this book. Every one interested in biology and evolution should have it. Written in 2012, we're just starting to feel its impact on the field.