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Nowak, M. A. (Martin A.)

Overview
Works: 50 works in 133 publications in 7 languages and 4,031 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Short films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Contributor
Classifications: QA269, 519.3
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Most widely held works about M. A Nowak
 
Most widely held works by M. A Nowak
SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the importance of cooperation in human beings and in nature, arguing that this social tool is as important an aspect of evolution as mutation and natural selection
Evolutionary dynamics : exploring the equations of life by M. A Nowak( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time of unprecedented expansion in the life sciences, evolution is the one theory that transcends all of biology. Any observation of a living system must ultimately be interpreted in the context of its evolution. Evolutionary change is the consequence of mutation and natural selection, which are two concepts that can be described by mathematical equations. Evolutionary Dynamics is concerned with these equations of life. In this book, Martin A. Nowak draws on the languages of biology and mathematics to outline the mathematical principles according to which life evolves. His work introduces readers to the powerful yet simple laws that govern the evolution of living systems, no matter how complicated they might seem. Evolution has become a mathematical theory, Nowak suggests, and any idea of an evolutionary process or mechanism should be studied in the context of the mathematical equations of evolutionary dynamics. His book presents a range of analytical tools that can be used to this end: fitness landscapes, mutation matrices, genomic sequence space, random drift, quasispecies, replicators, the Prisoner's Dilemma, games in finite and infinite populations, evolutionary graph theory, games on grids, evolutionary kaleidoscopes, fractals, and spatial chaos. Nowak then shows how evolutionary dynamics applies to critical real-world problems, including the progression of viral diseases such as AIDS, the virulence of infectious agents, the unpredictable mutations that lead to cancer, the evolution of altruism, and even the evolution of human language. His book makes a clear and compelling case for understanding every living system--and everything that arises as a consequence of living systems--in terms of evolutionary dynamics."--Publisher's website
Evolution, games, and God : the principle of cooperation by M. A Nowak( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to the reigning competition-driven model of evolution, selfish behaviors that maximize an organism's reproductive potential offer a fitness advantage over self-sacrificing behaviors--rendering unselfish behavior for the sake of others a mystery that requires extra explanation. Evolution, Games, and God addresses this conundrum by exploring how cooperation, working alongside mutation and natural selection, plays a critical role in populations from microbes to human societies. Inheriting a tendency to cooperate, argue the contributors to this book, may be as beneficial as the self-preserving instincts usually thought to be decisive in evolutionary dynamics. Assembling experts in mathematical biology, history of science, psychology, philosophy, and theology, Martin Nowak and Sarah Coakley take an interdisciplinary approach to the terms "cooperation" and "altruism." Using game theory, the authors elucidate mechanisms by which cooperation--a form of working together in which one individual benefits at the cost of another--arises through natural selection. They then examine altruism--cooperation which includes the sometimes conscious choice to act sacrificially for the collective good--as a key concept in scientific attempts to explain the origins of morality. Discoveries in cooperation go beyond the spread of genes in a population to include the spread of cultural transformations such as languages, ethics, and religious systems of meaning. The authors resist the presumption that theology and evolutionary theory are inevitably at odds. Rather, in rationally presenting a number of theological interpretations of the phenomena of cooperation and altruism, they find evolutionary explanation and theology to be strongly compatible."--Publisher's website
Virus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virology by M. A Nowak( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolle vom Schaf by M. A Nowak( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de verschillende verwerkingsmogelijkheden van schapewol
Supercooperadores by M. A Nowak( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin A. Nowak es uno de los principales expertos en evolución y cuenta con el reconocimiento de la comunidad científica mundial. Nowack apela directamente al lector, le hace plantearse su posición ante diferentes dilemas. Este libro prueba que todo proceso evolutivo (del ADN a las sociedades humanas) nace de la cooperación, y explica cómo lograr con ella estrategias ganadoras. ¿Por qué la confianza es rentable? ¿Cómo se genera? ¿Pueden lograrse beneficios gracias al castigo? ¿Es éste de verdad útil, o resulta del todo estúpido? Lo cierto es que quienes obtienen mayores beneficios rara vez lo aplican, y prefieren promover la cooperación. En los últimos años este tema ha suscitado un enorme interés, pues puede ayudar a explicar la evolución humana desde la aparición de las primeras células, tema en que el profesor Martin A. Nowak, es una autoridad. --
Super cooperators : beyond the survival of fittest : why cooperation, not competition, is the key to life by M. A Nowak( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of virus infections : papers of a discussion meeting( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computing for comparative microbial genomics : bioinformatics for microbiologists by David W Ussery( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major difficulty many microbiologists face is simply that of too much information. As a result of sequencing technologies becoming so economical, there is a very real and pressing need for high-throughput computational methods to compare hundreds and thousands of bacterial genomes. This accessible text/reference provides a coherent set of tools and a methodological framework for comparing raw DNA sequences and fully annotated genome sequences, then using these to build up and test models about groups of interacting organisms within an environment or ecological niche. Easy-to-follow, this introductory textbook is built around teaching computational / bioinformatics methods for comparison of microbial genomes, and includes detailed examples of how to compare them at the level of DNA, RNA, and protein, in terms of structural and functional analysis. Topics and Features: Contains five introductory chapters each representing a specific scientific field, to bring all readers up to the same basic level Familiarizes readers with genome sequences, RNA sequences (transcriptomics), proteomics and regulation of gene expression Describes basic methods to compare genomes and visualize the results for easy interpretation Discusses microbial communities, providing a framework for analysing and comparing individual genomes or raw DNA derived from complete ecosystems Introduces various atlases, building up to the Genome Atlas Offers numerous helpful examples throughout Focuses on the use and interpretation of publicly available Web tools Provides supplemental resources, such as Web links, at http://comparativemicrobial.com Developed from a set of lectures for a course in Comparative Microbial Genomics taught since 2001, this wide-ranging foundational textbook is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Bioinformatics and Microbiology. The authors are from diverse backgrounds complementing the interdisciplinary nature of the topic and consequently have developed a common scientific language. Readers will find this text an invaluable reference for computational and bioinformatics tools
Civic capital in two cultures: the nature of cooperation in Romania and USA by Tore Ellingsen( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We experimentally investigate the nature of cooperation in various repeated games, with subjects from Romania and USA. We find stark cross-country differences in the propensity to sustain multilateral cooperation through bilateral rewards and punishments. U.S. groups perform well because sufficiently many cooperators are willing to discipline free riders. Romanian cooperators are less prone to jeopardize their productive bilateral relationships for the benefit of the group, collectively failing to provide adequate discipline. Our analysis indicates that the performance differences constitute a group-level phenomenon, being largely due differences in shared beliefs rather than differences in individuals' preferences
Lužičkosrbský malíř Martin Nowak by Josef Páta( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinka no dainamikusu : Seimei no nazo o tokiakasu hōteishiki( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lužickosrbský malíř Martin Nowak : s portrétem a 29 obrázky by M. A Nowak( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La economia del juego limpio by Karl Sigmund( )

2 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of universal grammar by M. A Nowak( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John (21 min.) is a short about a men's room attendant -- Dominant seventh (24 min.) is about a very young violinist -- Naides (10 min.) is a dream sequence revolving around two women -- Broken record (29 min.) shows two young boys and a girl trying to break a Guiness world record
Evolution and social science : a tale of two selves by M. A Nowak( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chao ji he zuo zhe : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ben shu cong sheng wu xue,Shu xue,She hui xue,Ji suan ji ke xue deng duo xue ke jiao du chu fa,Pou xi bing chan shu le sheng wu zhi jian"he zuo"de yi da cheng de wu zhong ji zhi zhi jie hu hui,Jian jie hu hui,Kong jian bo yi,Qun ti xuan ze yi ji qin yuan xuan ze.Tong shi ji ju dong jian di zhi chu,He zuo shi ji tu bian he zi ran xuan ze zhi hou de di 3 ge jin hua yuan ze
Patterns of cell division and the risk of cancer by Steven A Frank( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed
Alternative Names
Martin A. Nowak österreichisch-US-amerikanischer Biologe und Mathematiker

Martin Nowak Amerikaans wiskundige

Martin Nowak amerikansk matematikar

Martin Nowak amerikansk matematiker

Nowak, M. A.

Nowak, M. A. 1965-

Nowak, Martin.

Nowak, Martin 1965-

Nowak, Martin A.

Nowak, Martin A., 1965-

Nowak, Martin Andreas

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Evolutionary dynamics : exploring the equations of lifeVirus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virologyComputing for comparative microbial genomics : bioinformatics for microbiologists