Linked: The New Science of Networks

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Perseus Pub., 2002 - 280 páginas
We've long suspected that we live in a small world, where everything is connected to everything else. Indeed, networks are pervasive--from the human brain to the Internet to the economy to our group of friends. These linkages, it turns out, aren't random. All networks, to the great surprise of scientists, have an underlying order and follow simple laws. Understanding the structure and behavior of these networks will help us do some amazing things, from designing the optimal organization of a firm to stopping a disease outbreak before it spreads catastrophically. In Linked, Barabási, a physicist whose work has revolutionized the study of networks, traces the development of this rapidly unfolding science and introduces us to the scientists carrying out this pioneering work. These "new cartographers" are mapping networks in a wide range of scientific disciplines, proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are more similar than they are different, and providing important new insights into the interconnected world around us. This knowledge, says Barabási, can shed light on the robustness of the Internet, the spread of fads and viruses, even the future of democracy.

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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

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INTRODUCTION
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THE RANDOM UNIVERSE
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SMALL WORLDS
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