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Laws of the Game:
How the Principles of Nature Govern Chance
Manfred Eigen & Ruthild Winkler
Translated by Robert Kimber and Rita Kimber

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Translators' Note
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Foreword to the English Edition
1The Taming of Chance1
1The Origin of Play3
2Games People Play6
3Microcosm - Macrocosm19
4Statistical Bead Games30
5Darwin and Molecules49
2Games in Time and Space67
6Structure, Pattern, Shape69
7Symmetry103
8Metamorphoses of Order131
3The Limits of the Game - The Limits of Humanity173
9The Parable of the Physicists175
10Of Self-Reproducing Automata and Thinking Machines178
11"From One Make Ten..."199
12Limited Space and Resources216
13From Ecosystem to Industrial Society236
4In the Realm of Ideas249
14Popper's Three Worlds251
15From Symbol to Language259
16Memory and Complex Reality283
17The Art of Asking the Right Question298
18Playing with Beauty306
List of References331
Index339

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