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Six Degrees: The New Science of Networks: The Science of a Connected Age By Duncan J. Watts

Six Degrees: The New Science of Networks: The Science of a Connected Age
by Duncan J. Watts

Duncan Watts explores the science of networks and its implications, ranging from the Dutch tulipmania of the 17th century to the success of Harry Potter.
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Six Degrees: The New Science of Networks: The Science of a Connected Age Summary


'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyone's experience. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of other people more closely than we sometimes think. Only in recent years, however, have scientists begun to apply insights from the theoretical study of networks to understand forms of network as superficially different as social networks and electrical networks, computer networks and economic networks, and to show how common principles underlie them all. Duncan Watts explores the science of networks and its implications, ranging from the Dutch tulipmania of the 17th century to the success of Harry Potter, from the impact of September 11 on Manhattan to the brain of the sea-slug, from the processes that lead to stockmarket crashes to the structure of the world wide web. As stimulating and life-changing as James Gleick's Chaos, Six Degrees is a ground-breaking and important book.

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Sku
GOR002490578
Title
Six Degrees: The New Science of Networks: The Science of a Connected Age
Author
Condition
Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year published
Number of pages
368
ISBN 10
0434009083
ISBN 13
9780434009084
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.