Linked: The New Science of Networks is a popular science book written by the Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási and first published by the Perseus. Praise. “A sweeping look at a new and exciting science.” —Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine. “Captivating Linked is a playful, even. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems, beginning with mathematician Leonhard Euler’s first forays into graph theory in the.

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You should also be aware that it was published inlong brabasi the era of Facebook and web apps the author, rather endearingly, calls web pages “documents” and capitalizes “Website” so adjust your expectations accordingly. Feb 02, Jason Griggs rated it it was ok.

Albert-László Barabási

Search Go Advanced Search. A solid and interesting book of fascinating facts that would likely appeal to the mathematically inclined, or anyone who is interested in knowing more about networks.

Google is the first case study here – being a success story that was late to the game. The Mind of God. If you are interested in networking in nature or man made then this book barsbasi for you. It also mentioned “Six degrees of separation” and gave the example from “The tipping point” to explain some got more connection than others and play certain roles.

Hofman Professor of Physics, becoming the youngest endowed professor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s the fact that all of these networks can be explained and understood using the same concepts, and the same mathematics, that makes this book so important. It allows cheaply produced power to be instantly transported anywhere. Simple, but amazing books that make the holistic, universal aspects of networks and their principles accessible to everybody.


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It deals not only with the ideas of networks but also the mathematicians and scientists who study them, resulting in some appealing anecdotes. A very well-written exposition of network theory for a general audience, with extensive end-notes where the author has hidden some of the math. Archived from the baarabasi on March 3, The main purpose of Linked is to introduce the science of networks to the general audience.

Albert-László Barabási – Wikipedia

The steps of scientific reasoning will be voluminous, involved, and the results diluted by huge uncertainties. The Universal Laws of Success. Aug 31, YHC rated it liked it. However, the book is still very reachable too all readers through the use of many engaging examples showered throughout the book.

We can predict where an election will go, we can turn a gene on or off, and we can even send a robot to Mars, but we are lost if asked to explain or predict the phenomena we might expect to know the most about, the actions of our fellow humans.

Everything All at Once. In The Formula, Barabasi highlights the vital important of community respect and appreciation when connecting performance to recognition–the elusive link between performance and success. This book might be too elementary for some people who already understand networks and the maths behind them.

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Illustrated throughout in full colour, this pioneering textbook, spanning a wide range of topics from physics to computer science, engineering, economics and the social sciences, introduces network science to an interdisciplinary audience.

Linked: The New Science of Networks – Wikipedia

Just too good a book! Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Footer Site Links Legal Privacy: One cannot complain if a book meant for a “general audience” seems too simple or repetitive at times, but that explains the missing half star.

To ask other readers questions about Linkedplease sign up. Yet, most earlier attempts to construct a theory of complexity have overlooked the deep link between it and networks.

I remember Dayre-ing about this before, but to quote: Something to look into Oh, and the answer to the question in the previous chapter?

The same mapping allowed the determination of observers, nodes whose state allows one to reconstruct the state of the full system. It is remarkable and gratifying to see excellent popularizations of a burgeoning field of scientific research while many developments are still in progress.

Linkfd the ‘s, James Gleick’s Chaos introduced the world to complexity. Get instant blog updates by email.