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 Sciences: Genes, Memes and Turing Machines: A Replicator Primer
Posted on 2008-09-13 @ 03:30:07 by r00t

The following is a list of books I recommend, that when taken as a whole, can serve as a primer for understanding the what, how, and why of self-reproducing bits of information known as "replicators"...


Aunger, Robert
The Electric Meme (A New Theory of How We Think)
ISBN 0-7432-0150-7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memetics (new window)


Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo
Linked (How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science and Everyday Life)
ISBN 0-452-28439-2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert-L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Barab%C3%A1si (new window)


Dawkins, Richard
The Extended Phenotype
ISBN 0192860887

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Extended_Phenotype (new window)

Dawkins, Richard
The Selfish Gene
ISBN 0-19-929115-2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Selfish_Gene (new window)


Dewdney, A.K.
The Magic Machine (A Handbook of Computer Sorcery)
ISBN 0-7167-2144-9

Dewdney, A.K.
The Tinkertoy Computer (and other machinations)
ISBN 0-7167-2491-X

Dewdney, A.K.
The Turing Omnibus (61 Excursions in Computer Science)
ISBN 0-7167-8154-9

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Dewdney (new window)
http://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/akd/akd.html (new window)


Johnson, Steven
Emergence (The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software)
ISBN 0-684-8675-X

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Berlin_Johnson (new window)


Kelly, Kevin
Out of Control (The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World)
ISBN 0-201-48340-8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Kelly_(editor) (new window)
http://www.kk.org/outofcontrol/ (new window)


Kohanski, Daniel
The Philosophical Programmer (Reflections On The Moth In The Machine)
ISBN 0-312-18650-9

http://www.amazon.com/Philosophical-Programmer-Reflections-Moth-Machine/dp/0312186509 (new window)


Levin, Golan (et al.)
Generative Design: Beyond Photoshop
ISBN 190345047-0

http://www.amazon.ca/4x4-Generative-Design-Beyond-Photoshop-Oblivion/dp/1903450470 (new window)


Ludwig, Mark
The Little Black Book of Computer Viruses
ISBN 0-929408-02-0

http://www.amazon.com/Little-Black-Book-Computer-Viruses/dp/0929408020 (new window)
http://vx.netlux.org/lib/vml00.html (new window)


Rietman, Edward
Genesis Redux (Experiments Creating Artificial Life)
ISBN 0-8306-4503-9

http://www.amazon.com/Genesis-Redux-Experiments-Creating-Artificial/dp/0830645039 (new window)


Wolfram, Stephen
A New Kind of Science
ISBN 1-57955-008-8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_New_Kind_of_Science (new window)

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