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 (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 (new window)

Dawkins, Richard
The Extended Phenotype
ISBN 0192860887 (new window)

Dawkins, Richard
The Selfish Gene
ISBN 0-19-929115-2 (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 (new window) (new window)

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

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

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

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

Ludwig, Mark
The Little Black Book of Computer Viruses
ISBN 0-929408-02-0 (new window) (new window)

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

Wolfram, Stephen
A New Kind of Science
ISBN 1-57955-008-8 (new window)

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