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Nowak, M. A. (Martin A.)

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Works: 40 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 2,437 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Illustrator
Classifications: QA269, 519.3
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SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 874 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 )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 644 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 )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 324 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 )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super cooperators : evolution, altruism and huamn behaviour or why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak ( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin's theory of evolution is infamous but it has one major chink. If life is all about survival of the fittest, then why do people risk their lives to save strangers? And what about charity and fairness? Why do we cooperate? Evolutionary scientists have struggled with this problem since the days of Darwin. Now Harvard's celebrated evolutionary biologist Martin Nowak has built on previous efforts, and his own research over two decades, to come up with five laws of cooperation, revealing how this very human characteristic is as fundamental as gravity. With the editor of New Scientist, Roger Highfield, he explains in this groundbreaking book that cooperation is central to the four-billion-year-old puzzle of life - how molecules in the primordial soup first crossed the watershed that separates dead chemistry from biochemistry. In Super Cooperators Nowak and Highfield deftly unpack the basic laws of cooperation to explain the most fundamental mechanics of everyday life
Computing for comparative microbial genomics bioinformatics for microbiologists by David W Ussery ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 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
Wolle vom Schaf by M. A Nowak ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de verschillende verwerkingsmogelijkheden van schapewol
Super cooperators : altruism, evolution and mathematics (or, why we need each other to succeed) by M. A Nowak ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kooperative Intelligenz : das Erfolgsgeheimnis der Evolution by M. A Nowak ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SuperCooperators Evolution, Altruism and Human Behaviour (or why we need each other to succeed) by Roger Highfield ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If only the fittest survive, then why would we risk our life to save a stranger? As celebrated biologist Martin Nowak and bestselling science writer Roger Highfield explain in this groundbreaking book, cooperation not competition, is the defining human trait. It challenges our understanding of evolution and will provoke debate for years to come
Supercooperadores by M. A Nowak ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 13 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. --
Supercooperators by M. A Nowak ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 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 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Untersuchungen zur Messung der Zykloduktion und Zyklovergenz by M. A Nowak ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Systemische, perioperative Antibiotikaprophylaxe mit Latamoxef in der elektiven Dickdarmchirurgie by M. A Nowak ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super cooperators : beyond the survival of the fittest : why cooperation, not competition, is the key of life by M. A Nowak ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SuperCooperators : the mathematics of evolution, altruism and human behaviour, (or, Why we need each other to succeed) by M. A Nowak ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone is familiar with Darwin's revolutionary idea about the survival of the fittest, and most people agree that it works, but Darwin's famous theory has one major chink. If life is about survival of the fittest, then why would we risk our own life to jump into a river to save a stranger? Some people argue that issues such as charity, fairness, forgiveness and cooperation are evolutionary loose ends, side issues that are of little consequence. But as Harvard's celebrated evolutionary biologist Martin Nowak explains in this ground-breaking book, cooperation is central to the four-billion-year-old puzzle of life. Cooperation is fundamental to how molecules in the primordial soup crossed the watershed that separates dead chemistry from biochemistry. Cooperation is the key to understanding why language evolved, an event that is as significant as the evolution of the first primitive organism. And it goes without saying that cooperation is the reason that people live in towns, villages and cities. Cooperation can even help to explain the spread of cancer cells and the role of punishment in society
Messe in G by Franz Schubert ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eine klinische Untersuchung von Amalgamfüllungen unterschiedlicher Liegedauer by M. A Nowak ( Book )
2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Super cooperators : beyond the survival of fittest : why cooperation, not competition, is the key to life by M. A Nowak ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nowak, M. A.
Nowak, M. A. (Martin A.)
Nowak, Martin
Nowak, Martin A.
Nowak, Martin Andreas
Languages
English (53)
German (17)
Spanish (2)
Latin (1)
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