Genetic Design / Optimization is an exciting field. The increasing power of desktop computers are opening up applications in design optimization that heretofore were difficult to solve or optimize.
As a registered professional engineer, I feel comfortable stamping designs derived via evolutionary computation since they must satisfy the physics of the problem in order to be feasible.
I found this book prepares both the practitioner and researcher for this field. The book comes with a CD that contains many web addresses and source code to various application programs which is very valuable resource and time saver.
This is an excellent resource in Genetic Algorithms and Design. I recommend this book highly.