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Six Degrees the Science of a Connected Age

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The pioneering young scientist whose work on the structure of small worlds has triggered an avalanche of interest in networks. In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet. Whether they bind computers, economies, or terrorist organizations, networks are everywhere in the real world, yet only recently have scientists attempted to explain their mysterious workings. From epidemics of disease to outbreaks of market madness, from people searching for information to firms surviving crisis and change, from the structure of personal relationships to the technological and social choices of entire societies, Watts weaves together a network of discoveries across an array of disciplines to tell the story of an explosive new field of knowledge, the people who are building it, and his own peculiar path in forging this new science. 24 b/w illustrations.

Synopsis:

Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of the connected planet.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-356) and index.

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ISBN:
9780393041422
Subtitle:
The Science of a Connected Age
Author:
Watts, Duncan J.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Methods
Subject:
Social networks
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Mathematical models
Subject:
Graph theory
Subject:
Network analysis
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
3020
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.30x6.54x1.26 in. 1.44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of the connected planet.
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