Life is often a matter of gambles, pay-offs and trade-offs, just like a game. This book takes the reader on a tour through the games and computer simulations that are helping science to understand the ecology, evolution and behaviour of real life - from cat and mouse to cellular automata, from the battle of the sexes to artificial life, from poker to the prisoner's dilemma.;It explains why scientific observations and insights can be structured as the rules of a survival game, and what happens when they are assembled on a computer or in the mind and allowed to run. The book looks at genetics, population ecology, evolution and animal behaviour. Looks at genetics, population ecology, evolution and animal behaviour.
This book is in very good condition and includes a dust jacket. The dust jacket does show small amount of shelf wear, with the upper edge having a small amount of creasing and a small tare of approximately 0.75 cm. the dust jacket does show some discolouration from the sun on the spin and back. The boards are in excellent colour condition with gold coloured writing, although the lower corners of the boards have very small scuffs. The top edge of the book does show some small amounts of foxing, but this does not show on the individual internal pages. All internal pages are clean and clear and show no annotations.