
McElreath, R., & Boyd, R. (2007). Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed. Chicago: Univ of Chicago Press. (book)
[BibTeX] More info@book{mesb,
author = {McElreath, Richard and Boyd, Robert},
Publisher = {Univ of Chicago Press},
Title = {Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed},
Year = {2007},
Address = {Chicago},
URL = {?p=24}
}
Rob Boyd and I have written a book, "Mathematical Models of Social Evolution: A Guide for the Perplexed," which is an introduction to formal models of social evolution. We target readers who have modest training in math. This means we actually show you the steps needed to derive wellknown results, rather than taunting the reader with "it is easy to show..." The book is now out from University of Chicago Press.
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