Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life (Paperback)

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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-László Barabási, 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 ErdosRényi 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 BarabásiAlbert model.

 

About the Author


Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is a pioneer of real-world network theory and author of the bestseller, "Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life." At 32, he was the youngest professor to be named the Emil T. Hofmann Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame and has won numerous awards for his work, including the FEBS Anniversary Prize for Systems Biology and the John von Neumann Medal for outstanding achievements. He currently lives in Boston and is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Network Science at Northeastern University.

Praise For…


"A sweeping look at a new and exciting science." —Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine



"Captivating…Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field." —Time Out New York



Product Details
ISBN: 9780452284395
ISBN-10: 0452284392
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: April 29th, 2003
Pages: 304
Language: English