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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Morris, Richard, 1939-
New York : Plenum Trade, c1999
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|Description:||xiv, 192 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. What Is Life? --
2. Creating Life in the Laboratory --
3. The Evolution of Complexity --
4. Fitness Landscapes --
5. Artificial Life --
6. Is Natural Selection the Whole Story? --
7. Artificial Life on the Internet --
8. Swarm --
9. The Promise of Complexity.
At the cutting edge of discovery, this exciting new branch of science has fostered a rare and intriguing dialogue between innovators across a broad range of disciplines, from mathematicians, computer scientists, and economists, to anthropologists and biologists. Richard Morris makes this major field of inquiry accessible to a popular readership as never before, while he reveals its potential to solve the greatest of all questions to puzzle humankind - what is life?