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Evolutionary dynamics : exploring the equations of life

Author: M A Nowak
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
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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