The Compassionate Beast

Morton Hunt, Author Anchor Books $11 (0p) ISBN 978-0-385-41859-1
Genetic inheritance, learned behavior and feelings of guilt and personal satisfaction all contribute to a person's capacity for selfless behavior from politeness to heroism, says Hunt. ``This entertaining, optimistic book on the paradox of altruism . . . will be of particular interest to readers who serve as volunteers,'' said PW. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Hardcover - 287 pages - 978-0-688-07577-4
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