Games of Life: Explorations in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Penguin science)

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9780140242096: Games of Life: Explorations in Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Penguin science)

Takes an engaging journey through some of the most intriguing and fascinating areas of current biology, focusing on the application of game theory and mathematical modelling to our understanding of evolution, sex, animal behaviour and aggression.

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'an excellent introduction to what theoretical bioliogists get up to in trying to understand evolutionary and ecological ideas' Andrew Pomiankowski, University College, London, Nature, Vol. 370, 1994 'I would place Sigmund's book somehwere between good and excellent ... The informal style of the book is brilliant ... the book is a success.' A. Kondrashov, Cornell University, TREE, vol. 9, no. 3, 1994 'Karl Sigmund's Games of Life is a beautifully written and, considering its relative brevity, amazingly comprehensive survey of past and current thinking in "mathematical" evolution. Just as games (at least, the human variety) are supposed to be fun, so too is Games of Life - the witty section headings, the relaxed style and the clarity of the explanations make the book as enjoyable to read as a Marx Brothers film (to which there is a reference in the book) is to watch.' Times Higher Education Supplement

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