Probably all of these resellers are using some brain-dead stupid bot to set their prices for them. Too bad - if somebody was selling a used copy for, say, $75.00, I'd probably order it right now. Instead, it's going to sit in their store forever, because who would pay $230 for a used copy of a book, when they can get a new copy for $138.
Fair enough. I probably would have ordered the $138.00 copy, if I had not just spent a couple of hundred dollars buying other books earlier in the day. :-)
I don't exactly splurge on lots of expensive stuff in my life, but I always figure three thing (in particular) are worth spending on:
That said, it does seem like book prices have been surging lately. And it is a little frustrating that, more and more, you can't even find a used copy for a reasonable price.
That said, I haven't come across a better book. I'd buy it again without hesitation, regardless of expense. Erlang is way ahead of other popular platforms for neural architectures.
Neuroevolution is one of those overlooked niches where I think we'll see real progress in real AI.
If another language can do that (Go, perhaps?), I suppose the code can be made to work adequately.
I've never given much credence to Sher's book because of this. Switching to Erlang just isn't necessary given current techniques.