The New Science of Networks
By (author) Duncan J. Watts
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Six Degrees by Duncan J. Watts
Book Description'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists have begun to apply insights from the theoretical study of networks to understand forms as superficially different as social networks and electrical networks, computer networks and economic networks, and to show how common principles underlie them all. Duncan J. Watts explores the science of networks and its implications, ranging from the Dutch tulipmania of the seventeenth century, the success of Harry Potter, the impact of September 11th on Manhattan, to the structure of the world wide web.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099444961
(197mm x 130mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Duncan J. Watts
Everything is Obvious, Paperback (March 2012)
From one of the world's most influential and cited sociologists, Everything is Obvious reveals how variable is human common sense and how, as individuals, societies and businesses, we delude ourselves into thinking we can know the future. 'Fascinating... Sparkles with counter-inuitive insights' Financial Times
Structure and Dynamics of Networks, Paperback (April 2006)
Scientists from various fields - including mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biology - have been pursuing questions on networks and building a 'science of networks.' This book brings together a set of articles representing research from across these disciplines. It is suitable for research on various types of networks.
Six Degrees, Paperback (March 2004)
The pioneering young scientist whose work on the structure of small worlds has triggered an avalanche of interest in networks.
Small Worlds, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Duncan J. Watts
Uses the phenomenon called 'six degrees of separation' as a prelude to a more general exploration: under what conditions can a small world arise in any kind of network? This book is intended for a variety of fields, including physics and mathematics, as well as sociology, economics, and biology.
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Author Biography - Duncan J. Watts
An Australian, born in Canada, Duncan Watts currently teaches Sociology at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Small Worlds: The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness (Princeton University Press; 1999).
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