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

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

by Albert-laszlo Barabasi, Jennifer Frangos

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The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social life

A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-Lálórabá, 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. Barabá shows that 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-Réi 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 Barabá-Albert model.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465038619
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 635,747
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research and holds appointments in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Central European University in Budapest.

A native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary and Ph.D. at Boston University. His previous work includes Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do (Dutton, 2010), which is available in five languages, and Linked: The New Science of Networks (Perseus, 2002), which is available in fifteen languages.

Barbási is the author of Network Science (Cambridge, 2016) and the co-editor of The Structure and Dynamics of Networks (Princeton, 2005). His work has led to many breakthroughs, including the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, which continues to make him one of the most cited scientists today.

Table of Contents

The First Link: Introduction 1

The Second Link: The Random Universe 9

The Third Link: Six Degrees of Separation 25

The Fourth Link: Small Worlds 41

The Fifth Link: Hubs and Connectors 55

The Sixth Link: The 80/20 Rule 65

The Seventh Link: Rich Get Richer 79

The Eighth Link: Einstein's Legacy 93

The Ninth Link: Achilles' Heel 109

The Tenth Link: Viruses and Fads 123

The Eleventh Link: The Awakening Internet 143

The Twelfth Link: The Fragmented Web 161

The Thirteenth Link: The Map Of Life 179

The Fourteenth Link: Network Economy 199

The Last Link: Web Without a Spider 219

Afterlink: Hierarchies and Communities 227

Acknowledgments 239

Notes 243

Index 281

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