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Buchanan, Mark

Overview
Works: 29 works in 151 publications in 8 languages and 3,773 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Mark Buchanan
Nexus : small worlds and the groundbreaking science of networks by Mark Buchanan( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses research in "small-worlds" theory, which contends that networks, whether they be social or biological, interact according to a set pattern; and examines the theory's application to such topics as the global economy and the Human Genome Project
The social atom : why the rich get richer, cheaters get caught, and your neighbor usually looks like you by Mark Buchanan( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiosyncrasies of human decision-making have confounded economists and social theorists for years. If each person makes choices for personal (and often irrational) reasons, how can people's choices be predicted by a single theory' How can any economic, social, or political theory be valid' The truth is, none of them really are. Mark Buchanan makes the fascinating argument that the science of physics is beginning to provide a new picture of the human or "social atom," and help us understand the surprising, and often predictable, patterns that emerge when they get together. Look at patterns, not people, Buchanan argues, and rules emerge that can explain how movements form, how interest groups operate, and even why ethnic hatred persists. Using similar observations, social physicists can predict whether neighborhoods will integrate, whether stock markets will crash, and whether crime waves will continue or abate. Brimming with mind games and provocative experiments, The Social Atom is an incisive, accessible, and comprehensive argument for a whole new way to look at human social behavior
Ubiquity by Mark Buchanan( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ubiquity is packed with stories of real-life catastrophes, such as the huge earthquake that in 1995 hit Kobe, Japan, killing 5,000 people; the forest fires that ravaged Yellowstone National Park in 1988; the stock market crash of 1987; the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs; and the outbreak of World War I. Combining literary flair with scientific rigor, Buchanan introduces the researchers who have pieced together the evidence of the critical state, explaining their ingenious work and unexpected insights in beautifully lucid prose."
Forecast : what physics, meteorology, and the natural sciences can teach us about economics by Mark Buchanan( Book )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positive feedback--when A produces B, which in turn produces even more A--drives not only abrupt climate changes, but also disruptive events in economics and finance, from asset bubbles to debt crises, bank runs, even corporate corruption. But economists, with few exceptions, have ignored this reality for fifty years, holding on to the unreasonable belief in the wisdom of the market. It's past time to be asking how markets really work. Can we replace economic magical thinking with a better means of predicting what the financial future holds, in order to prepare for--or even avoid--the next extreme economic event? Here, physicist and acclaimed science writer Mark Buchanan answers these questions and more in a master lesson on a smarter economics, which accepts that markets act much like weather. Market instability is as natural--and dangerous--as a prairie twister. With Buchanan's help, perhaps we can better govern the markets and weather their storms
Ubiquity : the science of history, or why the world is simpler than we think by Mark Buchanan( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small world : uncovering nature's hidden networks by Mark Buchanan( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Small World Mark Buchanan tells the story of how a stunning discovery in complexity science is revolutionizing the way we understand networks. The internet, the brain, power-grids and the global economy are all networks that seem to have evolved a 'small-world' geometry, with properties independent of the nature of the things themselves." "Small World argues that this underlying pattern may be one of nature's greatest design tricks, and the book shows us - concisely and engagingly - how scientists are putting this profound insight to work. The discovery promises to change the way we see the web of relationships that weaves our lives together. What's more, it may well provide the foundation for a new kind of physics that searches for the laws not of substance, but of pure form."--BOOK JACKET
The complete directory for people with chronic illness by Leslie Mackenzie( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete directory for people with chronic illness - 1994-2011
Rhythms of rest : finding the spirit of sabbath in a busy world by Shelly Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sabbath-keeping not only brings physical refreshment, it restores the soul. God commands us to "remember the Sabbath," but is it realistic in today's fast-paced culture? In this warm and helpful book, Shelly Miller dispels legalistic ideas about Sabbath and shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives--whether for an hour, a morning, or a whole day. With encouraging stories from people in different stages in life, Miller shares practical advice for having peaceful, close times with God. You will learn simple ways to be intentional about rest, ideas for tuning out distractions and tuning in God, and even how meals and other times with friends and family can be Sabbath experiences. Ultimately, this book is an invitation to those who long for rest but don't know how to make it a reality. Sabbath is a gift from God to be embraced, not a spiritual hoop to jump through
Warum die Reichen immer reicher werden und Ihr Nachbar so aussieht wie Sie : neue Erkenntnisse aus der Sozialphysik by Mark Buchanan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small worlds : das Universum ist zu klein für Zufälle ; [spannende Einblicke in die Komplexitäts-Theorie] by Mark Buchanan( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy birthday by Chucheng Ma( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skillful exploration of love, family and personal boundaries, a dramatic tale that covers two days in the lives of five very different people who all happen to share the same birthday. A rare look at the issues facing gays and lesbians
al-Dharrah al-ijtimāʻīyah li-mādhā yazdādu al-utharīyāʼ tharāʼan wa-al-fuqarāʼ fiqran?! by Mark Buchanan( )

in Arabic and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idiosyncrasies of human decision-making have confounded economists and social theorists for years. If each person makes choices for personal (and often irrational) reasons, how can people's choices be predicted by a single theory? How can any economic, social, or political theory be valid? The truth is, none of them really are. This book makes the fascinating argument that the science of physics is beginning to provide a new picture of the human or "social atom," and help us understand the surprising, and often predictable, patterns that emerge when they get together. Look at patterns, not people, the author argues, and rules emerge that can explain how movements form, how interest groups operate, and even why ethnic hatred persists. Using similar observations, social physicists can predict whether neighborhoods will integrate, whether stock markets will crash, and whether crime waves will continue or abate. Brimming with mind games and provocative experiments, the book is an incisive, accessible, and comprehensive argument for a whole new way to look at human social behavior
Shijo wa butsuri hosoku de ugoku : Keizaigaku wa butsurigaku ni yotte do umarekawaru noka by Mark Buchanan( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fukuzatsuna sekai tanjunna hosoku : Nettowaku kagaku no saizensen by Ba qi nan( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social atom : why the rich get richer, cheaters get caught, and your neighbor usually looks like you by Mark Buchanan( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong wen ban microsoft access 97 zi xue tong by Fawzy Al-Aiedy( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wenn Gott mich neu zum Staunen bringt : Abschied von einem kraftlosen Glauben by Mark Buchanan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hito wa genshi sekai wa butsuri hosoku de ugoku : Shakai butsurigaku de yomitoku ningen kodo by Mark Buchanan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pc jie kou tong xin yu windows bian cheng = PC interfacing, communications and Windows programming by Mark Buchanan( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ubiquity : the science history ... or why the world is simpler than we think by Mark Buchanan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren illustrerer med vidt forskellige eksempler, fra naturkatastrofer til trafikkaos og børskrak, en moderne naturvidenskabelig teori om en allestedsnærværende kritisk tilstand
 
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The social atom : why the rich get richer, cheaters get caught, and your neighbor usually looks like youUbiquityUbiquity : the science of history, or why the world is simpler than we thinkSmall world : uncovering nature's hidden networksThe complete directory for people with chronic illnessUbiquity : the science history ... or why the world is simpler than we think
Alternative Names
Buchanan, M.

Buchanan, Mark Lee

Mark Buchanan Amerikaans natuurkundige

Mark Buchanan amerikanischer Physiker

Mark Buchanan amerikansk fysikar

Mark Buchanan amerikansk fysiker

Mark Buchanan amerykański fizyk

Mark Buchanan fisico e divulgatore scientifico statunitense

Mark Buchanan físico estadounidense

Mark Buchanan physicien américain

مارك بوكانان

مارک بیوکانان فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

부캐넌, 마크 1961-

뷰캐넌, 마크 1961-

뷰케넌, 마크 1961-

ブキャナン, マーク

布坎南

Languages
English (102)

German (10)

Japanese (10)

Chinese (10)

Italian (4)

Korean (3)

Arabic (1)

Czech (1)