By: Nancy Forbes
171 pages, 48 illus
Surveys the emerging field of biologically inspired computing, looking at some of the most impressive and influential examples. Forbes identifies three strains of biologically inspired computing: the use of biology as a metaphor or inspiration for the development of algorithms; the construction of information processing systems that use biological materials or are modeled on biological processes, or both; and the effort to understand how biological organisms "compute", or process information.
...A whirlwind history, richer even than its subtitle suggests. John Doyle and Marie Csete Nature "...Forbes [is] an expert guide to the hottest research in a potentially revolutionary area of technology." Gilbert Taylor Booklist "Though the text is clearly written, it offers a lot of technical information. Recommended..." Susan B. Hagloch Library Journal
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