Barabási, Albert-László.

Linked : how everything is connected to everything else and what it means for business, science, and everyday life / Albert-László Barabási. - New York : Plume, c2003. - 294 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

"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.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-279) and index.

The First Link. Introduction
The Second Link. The Random Universe
The Third Link. Six Degrees of Separation
The Fourth Link. Small Worlds
The Fifth Link. Hubs and Connectors
The Sixth Link. The 80/​20 Rule
The Seventh Link. Rich Get Richer
The Eighth Link. Einstein's Legacy
The Ninth Link. Achilles' Heel
The Tenth Link. Viruses and Fads
The Eleventh Link. The Awakening Internet
The Twelfth Link. The Fragmented Web
The Thirteenth Link. The Map of Life
The Fourteenth Link. Network Economy
The Last Link. Web Without a Spider.

0452284392 (pbk.)


System theory.
Computer networks--Miscellanea.
Social networks--Miscellanea.
World Wide Web--Miscellanea.

Q295 / .B26 2003

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