Simple Maths for a Perplexing World

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Science  09 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5852, pp. 919
DOI: 10.1126/science.1150194

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Mathematical Models of Social Evolution. A Guide for the Perplexed. By Richard McElreath and Robert Boyd. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2007. 428 pp. $62.50, £39.50. ISBN 9780226558264. Paper, $25, £16. ISBN 9780226558271.

Weaving together mathematics and evolutionary theory, the authors offer a primer on behavioral modeling.