Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business and Everyday Life (Paperback)
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Short Description for Linked The nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks takes readers on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought.
- Published: 29 April 2003
- Format: Paperback 294 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780452284395 ISBN 10: 0452284392
- Sales rank: 30,921
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A cocktail party? A terrorist cell? Ancient bacteria? An international conglomerate? All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks and author of "Bursts," takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. Grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Just as James Gleick and the Erdos-Renyi model brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, "Linked" tells the story of the true science of the future and of experiments in statistical mechanics on the internet, all vital parts of what would eventually be called the Barabasi-Albert model.