There are a lot of good Life resources around, both on the internet and in your local library. The following are some of the ones that help our group the most on this project.

On the Internet


Poundstone, William. The Recursive Universe. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1985.
Half this book is about The Game of Life, and the other half relates it to other issues in science. A very interesting book

Gardner, Martin. Wheels, Life, and Other Mathematical Amusements. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1983.
This book has about 40 pages dedicated to an in-depth look at how the game works and what investigations have been made. This is the book that first got me interested in JCGoL.

Sigmund, Karl. Games of Life. Oxford: Oxfor U Press, 1993.
The most in-depth discussion I've seen on how the Life universe could be used to make a self-replicating organism.

Levy, Steven. Artificial Life. New York: Pantheon Books, 1992.
This book looks at, among other thigs, how Life and other celluar automata could be used to simulate life and understand it better

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