12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 8, 2008
Although other books may have a better presentation of the models' use and context, this is the best presentation I have seen on stability analysis, plus it presents a good quantity of model examples. The presentation of the math used is ample and clear. I highly reccomend it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2011
This gem of a book is terrific, not just for biologists but for anyone trying to get a handle on modeling in ecology and evolution. I teach an evolutionary game theory class to a law school class (yes, that's right, law school), and couldn't find a good textbook that would teach students with a basic math proficiency what they needed to know about stability, probability theory, etc. to be able to model some of the more interesting EGT methods. This book fit the bill. My notes all come straight from here, even when we are using other textbook problem sets. Highly recommend.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 23, 2013
This is a very clearly written, thorough, generally excellent guide. It was a great book in class, and I still use it as a reference regularly.
(I even used it at work today!)
The book explains everything very well, which I find rare for science textbooks. Its appendices are very helpful, and there are many examples. Well worth the investment!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2011
This book introduces the mathematical models in use in various branches of biology and related fields. It is extremely well written and easy to follow. If you wish to own one book on this subject then this should be high on your list for consideration.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2012
This is a must-have reference book for any computational biologist. Even those who roughly work in the computational biology realm, need to master the skills introduced in this book to be effective at what they do. It's not overpriced, and it will reward you 10fold in the end.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2012
Good introductory book. Can be used as a textbook, or kept on the shelf for future reference. I bought second hand because this is not a collectible book nor something I will sell to someone else when I finish reading it. I see no point buying a new one.