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Evolutionary Dynamics

Exploring the Equations of Life

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$78.00 • £62.95 • €70.00

ISBN 9780674023383

Publication Date: 09/29/2006


384 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

145 color line illustrations

Belknap Press


  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. What Evolution Is
  • 3. Fitness Landscapes and Sequence Spaces
  • 4. Evolutionary Games
  • 5. Prisoners of the Dilemma
  • 6. Finite Populations
  • 7. Games in Finite Populations
  • 8. Evolutionary Graph Theory
  • 9. Spatial Games
  • 10. HIV Infection
  • 11. The Evolution of Virulence
  • 12. The Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer
  • 13. Language Evolution
  • 14. Conclusion
  • Further Reading
  • References
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2006 R.R. Hawkins Award, Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers
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