This book brings together - in an informal and tutorial fashion - the computer techniques, mathematical tools, and research results that will enable both students and practitioners to apply genetic algorithms to problems in many fields.
Major concepts are illustrated with running examples, and major algorithms are illustrated by Pascal computer programs. No prior knowledge of GAs or genetics is assumed, and only a minimum of computer programming and mathematics background is required.
It is one of the few textbooks that I have ever read straight through, like a novel.
The author is a pioneering authority on the subject and has explained the basics of a GA in a very gentle and easy to understand manner.
Given the fine books that Addison-Wesley usually publish I was quite disappointed with this one.
I took an AI class and bought this. The professor is very old-school and still uses overhead projectors and hands out paper notes instead of something like PDF. Read morePublished 15 months ago by TheSnowman
I' knew this book in your sit
It arrived at many time ago
Itis a interesting and serious book
I from Spain,
I found it in Amazon.uk and I have no problems with the distribution,
In not more than 15 days I had it at home and I have saven about 50 euros. Read more
This is a great book to begin your journey on Genetic Algorithms (GA). The author is a pioneering authority on the subject and has explained the basics of a GA in a very gentle and... Read morePublished on March 8, 2007 by Subrat
Excellent book for Graduate students and instructors. Highly recommend!Published on July 5, 2006 by Barry
I agree with another reviewer who said the book was unnecessarily long. Genetic Algorithms are a great programming tool, and there are some tips and tricks that can help your... Read morePublished on November 5, 2004 by Kindle Customer
OK, I agree with the previous reviewers: it's the classical textbook for GAs. But it definitely needs updating, as it's a 15-year old book and much has been done in the area. Read morePublished on September 3, 2004 by Wagner F. Sacco
This book got me so excited that I was not able to continue reading. I had to put it down and walk about. Read morePublished on July 12, 2004 by Edwin W. Meier
This is one of the best books I've read for genetic algorithms and AI. I wish all books were like this. Read morePublished on April 28, 2004