Linked: The New Science Of Networks Science Of Networks

Linked: The New Science Of Networks Science Of Networks

by Albert-laszlo Barabasi, Jennifer Frangos

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ISBN-13: 9780738206677
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/14/2002
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.95(d)

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Linked: The New Science Of Networks Science Of Networks 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Networks all have a meaningful similarity. Whether the network at hand is a party, a cell's molecular reaction, or the puzzling old bridges of Königsberg, Prussia, you could describe each one by using a branch of mathematics called ¿graph theory,¿ invented by Leonhard Euler in 1736. His long-dormant concept bloomed in the 1990s with the advent of the Internet and continues to yield insights into many important problems. Sounds a bit dry? Don't worry. Albert-László Barabási writes in a lively style (there's nary an equation in sight) with fun, informative anecdotes. The tale of how he and other scientists discovered 'the laws of networks' unfolds like a detective story. After reading this book, you'll see networks everywhere and gain deeper insight into disparate phenomena, from biological systems to business organizations to the economics of 'increasing returns.' We recommend this clear, accessible book to anyone who has ever wondered about the ubiquitous webs that encompass all things. This is popular science at its best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author was able to convey a difficult subject into laymen¿s terms. Every body must know what is in the book about the network, because, we are all members of it. It is a politically neutral book. The author does not express any of his own views when he examines social issues. It is rather a math book than a self-help book. The discussed topics are the latest development in the field of mathematics, but you do not have to be a Mathematician to read or understand it. You can even use the knowledge that you acquire from LINKED to understand the latest car ads too. When have finished reading you will feel that you could have been the author, because it is all inside of you or every one but you never were able to put it on paper.
alcetkovic on LibraryThing 24 days ago
The phenomenon of networks in everyday life: from social networks to the web. How networks are organized and how they change, react to attacks or why they sometimes collapse. Nicely told with examples out of politics, maths, and mostly from the web.
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Galloped up to zelda.
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Cool.
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