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Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Biological systems -- Computer simulation,
  • Biological systems -- Simulation methods,
  • Artificial intelligence

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Christopher G. Langton.
SeriesComplex adaptive systems
ContributionsLangton, Christopher G.
LC ClassificationsQH324.2 .A74 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 340 p., [6] p. of plates :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1119800M
ISBN 100262121891
LC Control Number94046217

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