Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

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Basic Books, 24 de jun de 2014 - 304 páginas
The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social life
A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-László Barabási, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. Barabási shows that grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Just as James Gleick and the Erdos-Rényi model brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future and of experiments in statistical mechanics on the internet, all vital parts of what would eventually be called the Barabási-Albert model.
 

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Comentário do usuário  - horacioemilio - LibraryThing

This is one of the most pleasant scientific reads in form of a book I have the pleasure to read had. The introduction to networks is very clever, not starting directly with science but rather ... Ler resenha completa

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Comentário do usuário  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

I cannot say I understood fully all that Barabási had to say, or even was able to retain all that thought I understood at the time I read it, but still and all, I am extremely glad I tackled his books ... Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

Introduction
1
The Random Universe
9
Six Degrees of Separation
25
Small Worlds
41
Hubs and Connectors
55
The 8020 Rule
65
Rich Get Richer
79
Einsteins Legacy
93
The Awakening Internet
143
The Fragmented Web
161
The Map of Life
179
Network Economy
199
Web Without a Spider
219
Hierarchies and Communities
227
Acknowledgments
239
Notes
243

Achilles Heel
109
Viruses and Fads
123

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Sobre o autor (2014)

Albert-Laszo Barabasi is a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research. He is also an associate member of the Center of Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University.

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