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Bursts : the hidden pattern behind everything we do

Author: Albert-László Barabási
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dutton, ©2010.
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Outlines a theory of how to predict behavior, drawing on seven years of research while demonstrating the mathematical properties of seemingly random events, from the spread of epidemics to the history of wars.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert-László Barabási
ISBN: 9780525951605 0525951601
OCLC Number: 426800811
Description: ix, 310 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The best bodyguard in the business --
A pope is elected in Rome --
The mystery of random motion --
Duel in Belgrade --
The future is not yet searchable --
Bloody prophecy --
Prediction or prophecy --
A crusade at last --
Violence, random and otherwise --
An unforeseen massacre --
Deadly quarrels and power laws --
The Nagylak Battle --
The origin of bursts --
Accidents don't happen to crucifixes --
The man who taught himself to swim by reading --
An investigation --
Trailing the albatross --
"Villain!" --
The patterns of human mobility --
Revolution now --
Predictably unpredictable --
A diversion in Transylvania --
The truth about LifeLinear --
Szekler against Szekler --
Feeling sick is not a priority --
The final battles --
The third ear --
Flesh and blood.
Responsibility: Albert-László Barabási.

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Outlines a theory of how to predict behavior, drawing on seven years of research while demonstrating the mathematical properties of seemingly random events, from the spread of epidemics to the history of wars.

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