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Six degrees : the science of a connected age

Author: Duncan J Watts
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledge-based groups.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan J Watts
ISBN: 0393041425 9780393041422 0393325423 9780393325423
OCLC Number: 50478412
Description: 368 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The connected age --
The origins of a "new" science --
Small worlds --
Beyond the small world --
Search in networks --
Epidemics and failures --
Decisions, delusions, and the madness of crowds --
Thresholds, cascades, and predictability --
Innovation, adaptation, and recovery --
The end of the beginning.
Responsibility: Duncan J. Watts.

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Combining a historical survey of the field with real-world examples, this book sets out to explain the research being done to create a blueprint of our connected planet, and shows how a  Read more...

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Watts's insights into the interconnections that bind us together...offer a vital new framework for understanding our global society. --Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia Read more...

 
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