• Daily Deals
  • Collections
  • Biggest Ever BT Sale


Picture Information

Free P&P
Image not available
Stock photo
Have one to sell? Sell it yourself

Details about  Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process by David O'Sullivan, George...

Spatial Simulation: Exploring Pattern and Process by David O'Sullivan, George...

Seller information

99.8% Positive Feedback
Visit Shop:
See other items
Registered as a business seller

Item information

Error icon
3 available
Please enter a quantity of $qty_dummy$ or less Please enter a quantity of 1 Purchases are limited to $qty_dummy$ per buyer Please enter quantity of 1 or more Please enter a lower number Choose quantity that is less than $qty_dummy1$ or equal to $qty_dummy$ You can only choose quantity that is equal to $qty_dummy$
RRP £39.95
save £9.07 (22% OFF*)
Extended Christmas returns
Free Click & Collect
New condition
FREE Click & Collect from your local Argos  
Est. collection date Fri. 2 Jan.
Free Click & Collect
1. Select a store location and buy your item on eBay
2. We'll let you know when your order is ready
3. Go to the store to get your order
Learn more about Click & Collect
Free Economy Delivery | See details
Item location:
Norwich, United Kingdom
Posts to:
Worldwide See exclusions
Dispatched within 1 day  
Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab. Estimated delivery dates - opens in a new window or tab include seller's dispatch time, and will depend on postal service selected. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.
International postage and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc. Learn More- opens in a new window or tab
Extended Christmas returns until Jan. 31, buyer pays return postage See details
 | See details - opens in a new window or tab
eBay item number:
Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.
Last updated on  25 Dec, 2014 23:00:25 GMT  View all revisions
secivreS remotsuC
esuoH nawoR
kraP yerbmeK ,htroN drahcrO yrrehC
modgniK detinU


Item specifics

New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. See the seller's ... Read moreabout the condition
Author: David O'Sullivan, George L. W. Perry
Publication Year: 30/08/2013 Subject: Geography, Environment & Agriculture
Format: Paperback Subject 2: Geography
Language: English ISBN: 9781119970798

Detailed item information

Ground-up approach to explaining dynamic social modeling for an interdisciplinary audience Uses three building-block process models to frame concepts of dynamic spatial modeling Cross-disciplinary treatment with a non-mathematical emphasis Includes free, downloadable software models to explore and develop in partnership with core chapters.

Key Features
Author(s)David O'Sullivan, George L. W. Perry
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
Date of Publication30/08/2013

Publication Data
Place of PublicationNew York
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Inc
Content Notemaps, figures, colour plates

Weight522 g
Width169 mm
Height243 mm
Spine17 mm

Table Of ContentsForeword xiii Preface xv Acknowledgements xix Introduction xxi About the Companion Website xxv 1 Spatial Simulation Models: What? Why? How? 1 1.1 What are simulation models? 2 1.1.1 Conceptual models 4 1.1.2 Physical models 7 1.1.3 Mathematical models 7 1.1.4 Empirical models 8 1.1.5 Simulation models 9 1.2 How do we use simulation models? 12 1.2.1 Using models for prediction 13 1.2.2 Models as guides to data collection 13 1.2.3 Models as 'tools to think with' 14 1.3 Why do we use simulation models? 15 1.3.1 When experimental science is difficult (or impossible) 16 1.3.2 Complexity and nonlinear dynamics 18 1.4 Why dynamic and spatial models? 23 1.4.1 The strengths and weaknesses of highly general models 23 1.4.2 From abstract to more realistic models: controlling the cost 27 2 Pattern, Process and Scale 29 2.1 Thinking about spatiotemporal patterns and processes 30 2.1.1 What is a pattern? 30 2.1.2 What is a process? 31 2.1.3 Scale 32 2.2 Using models to explore spatial patterns and processes 38 2.2.1 Reciprocal links between pattern and process: a spatial model of forest structure 39 2.2.2 Characterising patterns: first- and second-order structure 40 2.2.3 Using null models to evaluate patterns 43 2.2.4 Density-based (first-order) null models 46 2.2.5 Interaction-based (second-order) null models 48 2.2.6 Inferring process from (spatio-temporal) pattern 49 2.2.7 Making the virtual forest more realistic 53 2.3 Conclusions 56 3 Aggregation and Segregation 57 3.1 Background and motivating examples 58 3.1.1 Basics of (discrete spatial) model structure 59 3.2 Local averaging 60 3.2.1 Local averaging with noise 63 3.3 Totalistic automata 64 3.3.1 Majority rules 65 3.3.2 Twisted majority annealing 68 3.3.3 Life-like rules 69 3.4 A more general framework: interacting particle systems 70 3.4.1 The contact process 71 3.4.2 Multiple contact processes 73 3.4.3 Cyclic relationships between states: rock--scissors--paper 76 3.4.4 Voter models 78 3.4.5 Voter models with noise mutation 80 3.5 Schelling models 83 3.6 Spatial partitioning 86 3.6.1 Iterative subdivision 86 3.6.2 Voronoi tessellations 87 3.7 Applying these ideas: more complicated models 88 3.7.1 Pattern formation on animals' coats: reaction--diffusion models 89 3.7.2 More complicated processes: spatial evolutionary game theory 91 3.7.3 More realistic models: cellular urban models 93 4 Random Walks and Mobile Entities 97 4.1 Background and motivating examples 97 4.2 The random walk 99 4.2.1 Simple random walks 99 4.2.2 Random walks with variable step lengths 102 4.2.3 Correlated walks 103 4.2.4 Bias and drift in random walks 108 4.2.5 L'evy flights: walks with non-finite step length variance 109 4.3 Walking for a reason: foraging and search 111 4.3.1 Using clues: localised search 115 4.3.2 The effect of the distribution of resources 116 4.3.3 Foraging and random walks revisited 119 4.4 Moving entities and landscape interaction 119 4.5 Flocking: entity--entity interaction 121 4.6 Applying the framework 125 4.6.1 Animal foraging 126 4.6.2 Human 'hunter-gatherers' 128 4.6.3 The development of home ranges and path networks 129 4.6.4 Constrained environments: pedestrians and evacuations 129 4.6.5 Concluding remarks 131 5 Percolation and Growth: Spread in Heterogeneous Spaces 133 5.1 Motivating examples 133 5.2 Percolation models 137 5.2.1 What is percolation? 137 5.2.2 Ordinary percolation 138 5.2.3 The lost ant 142 5.2.4 Invasion percolation 145 5.3 Growth (or aggregation) models 148 5.3.1 Eden growth processes: theme and variations 149 5.3.2 Diffusion-limited aggregation 155 5.4 Applying the framework 158 5.4.1 Landscape pattern: neutral models and percolation approaches 158 5.4.2 Fire spread: Per Bak's 'forest fire model' and derivatives 162 5.4.3 Gullying and erosion dynamics: IP + Eden growth + DLA 166 5.5 Summary 168 6 Representing Time and Space 169 6.1 Representing time 170
Author BiographyDavid O'Sullivan and George L.W. Perry University of Auckland, New Zealand

Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited or by the publishers or by their respective licensors: all rights reserved.
Product details: Wordery
Search in the Wordery store
Spatial Simulation Exploring Pattern and Process by George L. W. Perry 9781119970798 (Paperback, 2013)

This is a brand new copy of Spatial Simulation Exploring Pattern and Process by George L. W. Perry.

UK delivery is within 5 to 6 working days.
International delivery varies by country, please see the Wordery store help page for details.

Why should you use Wordery

Detailed product descriptions

Secure payment via PayPal

100% genuine, brand new products
Wordery don't sell used products or
counterfeits - ever!

Proven customer service excellence

30 days return policy

Competitive prices

We leave feedback first

Business seller information

VAT number: UK 156958264

Returns policy

After receiving the item, cancel the purchase within
Return postage
Until 31 January 2015
Buyer pays return postage
The buyer is responsible for return postage costs.
Return policy details
Returns accepted
Most Buy It Now purchases are protected by the Consumer Rights Directive, which allow you to cancel the purchase within 14 working days after the day you receive the item. Find out more about your rights as a buyer - opens in a new window or tab and exceptions - opens in a new window or tab.
See return policy and terms of service for Click & Collect

Questions and answers about this item

No questions or answers have been posted about this item.

Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

Click & Collect

Please select a variation to see what’s in stock near you.
Sorry! The selected variation is not currently available for Click & Collect. Check back later or try choosing a different one.
*Item availability, collection time and miles to store are approximate, not guaranteed and may vary depending on your location

Post to me

Item location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Postage to: Worldwide
Excludes: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Macau, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, Australia, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna, Canada, United States, Belarus, Denmark, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Domestic dispatch time
Will usually dispatch within 1 working day of receiving cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab.

Payment details

Payment method Preferred/Accepted  
Credit or debit card through PayPal
PayPal preferred

Immediate payment required for this item.

Immediate payment of £30.88 is required.
Current bid amount
time left ##2## left | Bid count

Current Max Bid:
Your bid amount:
Calculating import charges...
Choose a max bid >Help button.Click to expand the details about Quick bid?
Get your bid out there fast with a quick bid.
Remember, you only pay the amount needed to win, which could be less than the quick bid amount. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab


What's a max bid?
Your max bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.
We keep your max bid amount a secret from the seller and other bidders.
Max bidding example:
If a current bid is £20 and your max bid is £30, we bid £21 for you.
If no one else bids, you win and pay £21.
However, if someone else places a bid for £35, you will be out bid and the new highest bid on the auction will be £31. You will need to increase your max bid to more than £35 to be the highest bidder.
By submitting your bid, you'll be contractually committing to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By submitting your bid, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. You've read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount.
By clicking Confirm, you commit to buy this item from the seller if you are the winning bidder.
By clicking Confirm, you're committing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder and have read and agree to the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab. Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase your maximum bid amount.
Bid layer is updating the contents.
Resume bidding, if the page doesn't update immediately.
Free P&P
See item description
+ See item description for postage
(Enter ##1## or more)
(Enter more than ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
You've been outbid. Don't let it get away - place another bid.
You've been outbid by an automatic bid placed earlier by another bidder.
You're the highest bidder on this item!
You're the first bidder on this item!
You're the highest bidder on this item, but you're close to being outbid.
This auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder.
You're the high bidder on this item, but the reserve price hasn't been met yet.
You've been outbid by someone else.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
You've been outbid by someone else's max bid.
You can still win! Try bidding again.
Your bid wasn't accepted because it's the same as someone else's bid.
Try raising your max bid.
You're the highest bidder!
To increase your chances of winning, try raising your bid.
You're the first bidder. Good luck!
You're still the highest bidder!
You increased your max bid to
Please enter your bid again.
Enter a valid amount for your bid.
Enter a bid that is the minimum bid amount or higher.
You have to bid at least
Sorry, you can't lower your maximum bid once it's placed.
This seller requires the buyer to have a PayPal account to purchase this item. Get a PayPal account here .
Your bid is the same as or more than the Buy it now price. You can save time and money by buying it now.
Submit bid
Review and confirm your bid
Bid confirmation
Increase maximum bid
Enter a custom max bid more than ##2##
Enter a custom max bid of ##2## or more
+ ##2## approximate import charges
##2## (approximately)
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
+ ##2## for postage
Bid ##3## now
Bid ##3##
Time left:
Current bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Your maximum bid:
(approximately ##1##)
Increase your maximum bid:
By clicking 1 Click Bid, you are agreeing to buy this item from the seller if you're the winning bidder. Learn moreabout 1-click bid - opens in a new window or tab
(approximately ##1##)
Winning bid:
Starting bid:
Congratulations The auction has ended and you're the winner.
The auction has ended, but the reserve price was not met.
Sorry, the auction has ended and you were outbid.
Good news, you're the highest bidder.
Sorry, you've been outbid.
You're the highest bidder, but the reserve price has not been met.
Please enter a higher amount than the current bid.
Maximum bids cannot be lowered once submitted.
Please enter a valid number.