Evolution and the Theory of Games

John Maynard Smith

Cambridge University Press 1982
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992 http://dannyreviews.com/
Evolution and the Theory of Games is for anyone interested in animal behaviour, population genetics, evolution or game theory. It provides a good introduction to the application of game theory to the understanding of evolution. Each new model ("game") is illustrated with plenty of examples, some of which are really interesting in their own right (enough to make one want to take up ethology). The difficult mathematics is consigned to the appendices.

Prerequisites are basic mathematics and biology and a good understanding of the theory of evolution.

March 1992

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%T Evolution and the Theory of Games
%A Smith, John Maynard
%I Cambridge University Press
%D 1982
%O paperback, bibliography, index
%G ISBN 0521288843
%P viii,224pp