I'm not exactly sure if this what you're looking for, but I've had
pretty good results starting people with Epstein and Axtell's "Growing
Artificial Societies" -- their entirely readable and illuminating
discussion of Sugarscape. IMO this would be a great
undergraduate/graduate text for agent-based modeling studies.
Then there's Xiaoyuan Tu's thesis published in book form by Springer and
the ACM, "Artificial Animals for Computer Animation." This one is
perhaps more narrow but also more technical than the 'Artificial
Societies' book. Both are very good though.
I would be interested in others' recommendations too. I'm always
looking to expand my reading in this area. (I'm particularly interested
in emotional and cognitive models used for MAS/DABM myself.)
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> Subject: Introducing ABM: Recommendations
> Dear All,
> If you had to recommend an ABM book/paper to someone without
> a background in ABM, but with specialised knowledge that they
> were keen to model, what reasonably accessible (in the
> library sense) work would you use to show them what could be done?