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# Evolutionary Dynamics: Exploring the Equations of Life

by
M.A. Nowak

Evolutionary change is the consequence of mutation and natural selection, which are two concepts that can be described by mathematical equations. 'Evolutionaty Dynamics' is concerned with these equations of life.

Hardcover, 363 pages

Published
September 1st 2006
by Belknap Press

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What is best about this book, is how Martin Nowak develops the models starting from simple sets of equations. As the subject matter is developed, the models gain sophistication as additional parameters and feedback mechanisms are introduced. I especially ...more

Aug 20, 2008
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biologists, mathematicians, people fascinated by life

This incredible book manages to clearly approach evolution from a mathematical perspective. This text succeeds in both presenting topics so that one who is not familiar with advanced maths can understand and benefit from it, yet still includes the equations and fundamental mathematical relations that will entice and empower one with a mathematical background. Everything is so clearly explained that it is a real pleasure to read. I would love to take his course. The first half of the book develop
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**is Professor of Biology and Mathematics and Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University.**

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