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Cooperation and Conflict in General Evolutionary Processes

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By: JL Casti and A Karlquist

448 pages, Figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #38070 | ISBN: 0471594873
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About this book

The concepts addressed here underlie virtually all natural processes of change. This is a wide ranging text, with a section on biology, but also computer science, physics and linguistics.


Contents

Urban Systems and Evolution; Modelling Errors and Parasites in the Evolution of Primitive Life; Co-operation; Randomness in Arithmetic and the Decline and Fall of Reductionism in Pure Mathematics; Narratives of Evolution and the Evolution of Narratives; Complex Behaviours in Microbiological Systems; Co-operation and Chimera; A Perception Machine Built of Many Co-operating Agents.

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Biography

About the editors JOHN L. CASTI is Professor at the Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research, and System Theory at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, and a researcher at the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Among his many publications are Reality Rules: Picturing the World in Mathematics, Volumes 1 and 2, and Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man, all published by Wiley. ANDERS KARLQVIST, of the Ministry of Education, Stockholm, Sweden, is also Adjunct Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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