I very much enjoyed this book While very little of the material was new to me I enjoyed how it was resented book While very little of the material was new to me I enjoyed how it was resented important how it was connected This is a somewhat dense book at times and I had to re readre Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie parse somearagraphs multiple times The sections Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia providing mathematical background however are terse to theoint of self arody all they are good for is reminding someone about things they already knew but might not have used recently Best book of
its kind ikind I read Shows how mathematical algorithms shape the natural world and incites being gained wi I loved this book when it came out but I was re reading art of it recently and just surprised by how little is really covered Maybe it s the oversaturation of these ideas see Amar Pai s review But looking at it now the best way to interact with this book is through its accompanying code and to expect it to be a starting Eat to Beat Illness point not a reference An introduction to several strands of mathematics and computer science which havearallels in nature and biology The topics covered include G del s Incompleteness Theorem Fractals Chaos Cellular Automata Genetic AlgorithmsBecause of the breadth of topics the subject matter is sometimes treated fairly lightly Although this sort of introductory treatment was exactly what I wanted I occasionaly found the explanations to be too hand wavy especially some of the hilosophical asidesNevertheless I enjoyed reading this book very much It s rob. Gary William Flake develops in depth the
Free read The Computational Beauty of Nature Computer Explorations of Fractals Chaos Complex Systems and AdaptationAbly the only book that combines all of these topics into one comprehensive volumeThe book has its own website with source code for the rograms used to investigate the various subjects As Amar Pai notes in his review most of this is old hat to anyone who s aid attention to their undergraduate computer science curriculum and the op math of the ast 20 years That said it s exuisite writing a wonderful intro for anyone new to computability and has absolutely lovely digressions often clearly offset as such I found the material on computing via chaos via method of linear transforms new and Fascinating As Amar Also Notes The Title Is Kind Of As Amar also notes the title is kind of I was expecting a good bit nature in this book Still well worth reading you ll tear through it if you ve got a sufficiently technical background I read two thirds of it waiting to meet my robation officer and a charmingly deceptive book to leave out on the coffee table softies will ick it up and actually learn something I used this for a textbook in my favorite college class Biologically inspired computation I was somewhat disappointed by this book Maybe 15 years ago the ideas resented here were radical and surprising but now they re old hat Much of the material is stuff that will be familiar to anyone who took intro level math and CS classes in college computability lambda calculus Godel s theorem etc The sections on fractals cellular automata neural Nets Etc Cover Well etc cover well Imple idea that recurrent rules can roduc. N ground There are better books if you want to delve deep into these subjects and at a superficial level it s stuff you ve books if you want to delve deep into these subjects and at a superficial level it s stuff you ve seen opularized elsewhereThe biggest surprise to me was how little nature this book actually contains There is certainly some fractal geometry in ferns flocking of birds emergent behavior in ants but much of the book is just theoretical discussion of the aforementioned mathCS topics I guess it s a sign of how much this
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