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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
M A Nowak |

ISBN: | 0674023382 9780674023383 |

OCLC Number: | 64688986 |

Awards: | Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing: RR Hawkins Award 2006. |

Description: | xi, 363 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm |

Contents: | What evolution is -- Fitness landscapes and sequence spaces -- Evolutionary games -- Prisoners of the dilemma -- Finite populations -- Games in finite populations -- Evolutionary graph theory -- Spatial games -- HIV infection -- Evolution of virulence -- Evolutionary dynamics of cancer -- Language evolution. |

Responsibility: | Martin A. Nowak. |

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Martin Nowak is undeniably a great artist, working in the medium of mathematical biology...Nowak has seemingly effortlessly produced a stream of remarkable theoretical explorations into areas as diverse as the evolution of language, cooperation, cancer and the progression from HIV infection to AIDS. Evolutionary Dynamics, based on a course he gives at Harvard, is a comprehensive summary of this work...This is a unique book. It should be on the shelf of anyone who has, or thinks they might have, an interest in theoretical biology. -- Sean Nee Nature 20061101 The lucid presentation, drawing frequently on the author's own research, provides a uniquely compelling introduction to mathematical biology. Nowak aims to demonstrate the power of simple mathematics to illuminate diverse aspects of evolutionary analysis...Evolutionary Dynamics provides a new generation with an opportunity to draw from the masters. -- Steven A. Frank Science 20061222 The book will be a valuable resource both for those familiar with evolutionary dynamics and for those who are interested in learning the subject. -- Ross Cressman Mathematical Reviews 20070101 Two of the crucial processes that drive evolution, mutation and selection, can be described with mathematical equations. This book introduces the reader to the basic mathematical laws that govern the evolution of life...This is a fascinating treatment of evolutionary theory, with many fresh insights. -- S.E. Southeastern Naturalist 20071201 Read more...

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