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A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nations 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 previoulsy thought. 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 brought the discovery of the Chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future.

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"A sweeping look at a new and exciting science." Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine

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"Captivating...Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field." Time Out New York

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"A lively look at networks through time." Washington Post

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"A timely book." Grand Rapids Press

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"Linked is the best choice for the layperson, because [Barabasi] minimizes the math and writes elegantly." Detroit Free Press

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"Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field." TimeOut New York

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"A pleasure to read." Christian Science Monitor

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"Knowledgeable, informative and interesting to read...Highly recommended." Library Journal

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"Students of everything from terrorist groups to environmental activists should take a look at this well-written introduction for the nonspecialist." Foreign Affairs

Synopsis:

A cocktail party? A terrorist cell? Ancient bacteria? An international conglomerate?

All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nations foremost expert in the new science of networks and author of Bursts, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. 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.

 

Synopsis:

A cocktail party.? A terrorist cell.? Ancient bacteria.? An international conglomerate.

All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nations 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. 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 brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future.

About the Author

Albert-László Barabási is a pioneer of real-world network theory and author of the bestseller, Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life. At 32, he was the youngest professor to be named the Emil T. Hofmann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame and has won numerous awards for his work, including the FEBS Anniversary Prize for Systems Biology and the John von Neumann Medal for outstanding achievements. He currently lives in Boston and is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Network Science at Northeastern University.

Table of Contents

Linked The First Link: Introduction

The Second Link: The Random Universe

The Third Link: Six Degrees of Separation

The Fourth Link: Small Worlds

The Fifth Link: Hubs and Connectors

The Sixth Link: The 80/20 Rule

The Seventh Link: Rich Get Richer

The Eighth Link: Einstein's Legacy

The Ninth Link: Achilles' Heel

The Tenth Link: Viruses and Fads

The Eleventh Link: The Awakening Internet

The Twelfth Link: The Fragmented Web

The Thirteenth Link: The Map of Life

The Fourteenth Link: Network Economy

The Last Link: Web Without a Spider

Afterlink: Hierarchies and Communities

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

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foabbot, February 28, 2007 (view all comments by foabbot)

This is a fascinating book. The author is a professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame. He writes very well, with a style that makes this book a page-turner. In the Introduction, he gives the example of a brilliant networking guru named Saul, whom we know by his Roman name, Paul, whose life mission was to persecute Christians until he converted to Christianity and became its best salesman. This is not a business text but it should be. It's not a book for math nerds either, although they will appreciate it. The author's goal is to get you to think about networks. Networks have properties and understanding those properties is a challenge. Random network theory is one way. Networks will dominate the new century, says the author. The very fact that I am typing this on the Internet attests to the fact that billions of trivial interactions are going to connect someone with something (the reader with my ideas about this book, then the buyer with the seller of this book, etc.). The threat of terrorism is discussed - and in a way that you usually don't think about it . You will think and rethink this book for a long time - as history unfolds around you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452284395
Author:
Barabasi, Albert Laszlo
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo
Author:
Barbasi, Albert-Laszlo
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Social networks
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
World Wide Web
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Mathematics-Popular Chaos and Fractals
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
108-34
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.24x6.36x.69 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Plume Books - English 9780452284395 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A sweeping look at a new and exciting science."
"Review" by , "Captivating...Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field."
"Review" by , "A lively look at networks through time."
"Review" by , "A timely book."
"Review" by , "Linked is the best choice for the layperson, because [Barabasi] minimizes the math and writes elegantly."
"Review" by , "Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field."
"Review" by , "A pleasure to read."
"Review" by , "Knowledgeable, informative and interesting to read...Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Students of everything from terrorist groups to environmental activists should take a look at this well-written introduction for the nonspecialist."
"Synopsis" by ,

A cocktail party? A terrorist cell? Ancient bacteria? An international conglomerate?

All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nations foremost expert in the new science of networks and author of Bursts, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. 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.

 

"Synopsis" by ,

A cocktail party.? A terrorist cell.? Ancient bacteria.? An international conglomerate.

All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nations 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. 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 brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future.

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