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Linked : how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life

Author: Albert-László Barabási
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation's 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. A full understanding of network science will someday enhance our ability to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert-László Barabási
ISBN: 0738206679 9780738206677 0452284392 9780452284395
OCLC Number: 52315903
Description: 294 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The random universe --
Six degrees of separation --
Small worlds --
Hubs and connectors --
The 80/20 rule --
Rich get richer --
Einstein's legacy --
Achilles' heel --
Viruses and fads --
The awakening Internet --
The fragmented web --
The map of life --
Network economy --
Web without a spider --
Afterlink: Hierarchies and communities.
Responsibility: Albert-László Barabási.

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"Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation's 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. A full understanding of network science will someday enhance our ability to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting glimpse into the next century of science and an urgent new perspective on our interconnected world. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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