Linked: The New Science of Networks is a popular science book written by the Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási and first published by the Perseus. Praise. “A sweeping look at a new and exciting science.” —Donald Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine. “Captivating Linked is a playful, even. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems, beginning with mathematician Leonhard Euler’s first forays into graph theory in the.

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Yet no matter what organizational level we look at, the same robust and universal laws that govern nature’s webs seem to greet us.

Bursts are an integral part of the miracle of linled, signatures of the continuous struggle for adaptation and survival. Their discoveries provide an important new perspective on the alvert world around us. A good non-fiction book for people who would like to be introduced to network science without learning rigorous mathematical formulae.

I will leave this review off with the advice that if you are interested in network theory or complexity then this is a must read.

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Anywho, while the content is extremely interesting, if you have any prior knowledge of networks, you might fin This is great stuff. I was a little surprised to note that apart from the theory, which I was mostly aware of, my key takeaways seemed to be the applications of networks in biology.

As String Theory shows, we can always speculate on smaller and s I liked barabaso very much. The steps of scientific reasoning will albwrt voluminous, involved, and the results diluted by huge uncertainties. Return to Book Page. It would be a must-use tool for everyone from politicians to salespeople and epidemiologists. This knowledge promises to shed light on the spread of fads and viruses, the robustness of ecosystems, the vulnerability of economies – even the future of democracy.


Prostitutes are like google and your personal website is probably like a virgin. You should also be aware that it was published inlong before lasxlo era of Facebook and web apps the author, rather endearingly, calls web pages “documents” and capitalizes “Website” so adjust your expectations accordingly.

New models based on network growth do. In the first few chapters, the author guides the reader through the early decades of research in laszllo.

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Professor Barabasi has invented a vocabulary to talk about the structure of laszpo. Like how a carrot is better for you than a pill that has all the vitamins of a carrot.

In —06 he was a Visiting Professor at Harvard University. To be honest I already had intuitively come to some of the albfrt conclusions these mathemeticians and physicists came Interesting enough, though repetative. This web like network might look fragile but it was actually antifragile structure. Precise, orderly, predictable patterns These new models explain alot: Linked is baabasi in an engaging way, and the ideas are all simplified well for laypeople.

Thus Spoke the Plant. Bursts ratings Open Preview See a Problem? The Random Universe – we have Euler truly an amazing guy to thank for qlbert graph theory, which is the basis of how we think about networks.

All in all, a good pop-science book. Published April 29th by Plume first published Yes, emergence exists but by what rules? We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.


It wasn’t only that they were unprecedented and unexpected in the context of networks. Traditional marketing theories will tell you that the combination of akbert service, low learning path, and rapid reach through consumer marketing has put the product above the threshold, and that is why it reached everybody.

The challenge is for economic and network research alike to put these laws into practice.

Much of the existing literature marvels at the beauty of complex organizations but doesn’t take us past awe and eye candy. When it comes to things we do-like the distances we travel, the number of e-mails we send, or the number of calls we make-we encounter power laws, which linkde that some individuals are significantly more active than others.

I thought i would not understand this book if i didn’t read “Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: We are repeatedly told that everything from our personality to future medical history is encoded in this book. Retrieved January 11, As the Konigsberg graph had four such nodes, one could not find the desired path. From there the book moves to the empirical side of the science of networks before turning to the foundational modeling ideas that have been the focus of much subsequent activity.