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Hardcover | $11.75 Short | £8.95 | ISBN: 9780262232432 | 400 pp. | 7 x 9 in | 75 illus.| January 2006

Compositional Evolution

The Impact of Sex, Symbiosis, and Modularity on the Gradualist Framework of Evolution

About the Author

Richard A. Watson is a Senior Lecturer in the BIO@ECS Research Group, School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton.


“This book is a work of truly interdisciplinary science; it demonstrates that the joint study of evolutionary computation and evolutionary biology can produce important results for both fields. It is also a wonderful case study in the effectiveness of abstract computer modeling of biological ideas. Watson's book is essential reading for computer scientists who look to biology for problem-solving methods, and for evolutionary biologists who want to know how ideas from computation can create new perspectives on their field.”
Melanie Mitchell, Department of Computer Science, Portland State University, author of An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms