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Laws of The Game How The Principles Of Nature Govern Chance

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This book offers a challenging and startlingly imaginative exploration of play as the expression of creativity in nature and culture, and demonstrates how chance and rules, the basic elements of all games, underlie everything that happens in the universe. extending John von Neumann's monumental theory of games beyond its application to military and political strategy, the Nobel laureate Mafred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler-Oswatitsch, his colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Bio-physical Chemistry in Gottingen, elucidate the relation of game- playing to everything from genetic coding and manipulation to economic growth with limited resources, from Darwinian selection and evolution to information theory.

The previous owner's name is on an inside page, in label form.

Condition of dust jacket is good with only minor signs of shelfwear and some curling to the top of the jacket. Boards are good with some signs of fading to the outer edges and small stains to the spine area.Interior pages are crisp ,clean and have a tight binding.

Item details

Author(s):
Eigen Manfred
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Edition:
1982
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
071391484X
ISBN-13:
9780713914849
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Laws of The Game

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This book offers a challenging and startlingly imaginative exploration of play as the expression of creativity in nature and culture, and demonstrates how chance and rules, the basic elements of all games, underlie everything that happens in the universe. extending John von Neumann's monumental theory of games beyond its application to military and political strategy, the Nobel laureate Mafred Eigen and Ruthild Winkler-Oswatitsch, his colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Bio-physical Chemistry in Gottingen, elucidate the relation of game- playing to everything from genetic coding and manipulation to economic growth with limited resources, from Darwinian selection and evolution to information theory.

The previous owner's name is on an inside page, in label form.

Condition of dust jacket is good with only minor signs of shelfwear and some curling to the top of the jacket. Boards are good with some signs of fading to the outer edges and small stains to the spine area.Interior pages are crisp ,clean and have a tight binding.

Author(s):
Eigen Manfred
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Edition:
1982
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
071391484X
ISBN-13:
9780713914849
Number of pages:
347
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Laws of The Game

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