LINKED: The New Science of Networks. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Author, Jennifer Frangos, Author. Perseus $26 (p) ISBN. 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. PDF | On Jan 1, , Albert-László Barabási and others published Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business.

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Rather, it only is the case in specific situations and this was the most interesting thing in the book, for me. Introduction – the book opens with the story of mafiaboy, the teenager that managed to bring down Yahoo. Anti-Science and the Assault on Democracy.

Daniel Goleman and Richard J. That is what makes this book and other like it as important to read as books on the theory of gravity, evolution, heliocentrism, or other truths of nature. I think I would have preferred a more theoretical book focused within the author’s wheelhouse without so many examples of applications because of this. I found this book far more enjoyable than ‘Sync’ which I found hard to linkes at times, even though both books deal with similiar subject material.

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LINKED: The New Science of Networks

Linked contains fifteen chapters named links that introduce different concepts and applications of networks:. Barabasi uses this section to very ironically criticize reductionism, liked which the very network maps he studies would not exist!

If you are interested in networking in nature or man made then this book is for you.


Mousy Cats and Sheepish Coyotes. I appreciated the history, and the gradual building albert-laazlo of our current understanding of networks; it seemed slow, but since I have no background in the subject, it was a good pace.

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Sharp logic and good writing, backed up by sound proof. I enjoyed some of the technical details described with graph theory. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Then there is the threshold model, which is the level of evidence we need to accept something new.

Barabasi may be barabqsi scientist, but he didn’t neglect his liberal arts education; his Renaissance man’s curiosity roves across history, economics, medicine, and pop culture. I remember Dayre-ing about this before, but to quote: As String Theory shows, we can always speculate on smaller and s I liked this very much. These “new cartographers” are mapping networks in a wide range of scientific disciplines, proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are more similar than they are different, and providing important new insights into the interconnected world around us.

Now a days, the web is made up of “apps”, and the “document” is a rarity if not altogether unimportant. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

We did the work but didn’t get the promotion; we played hard but weren’t recognized; we had the idea but didn’t get the credit. These bursts are both mathematically predictable and beautiful. Basically, as the network grows, nodes prefer to form links with other nodes that have many links. A great introduction into the interesting advances of network theory. Sep 01, Julie rated it it was amazing.


A mathematical transformation of the nodes in a fitness model for energy levels drew a parallel to models of the Bose-Einstein condensate. Barabasi could albert-llaszlo as kinked role model for all aspiring science writers – this fascinating book takes a difficult subject and renders it accessible to non-expert readers.

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I had the impression it was about how disciplines and events are interlinked more cause-and-effectbut is actually about the mathematics of modeling networks. Inwhen Linked was first published, it probably did seem like complex network theory could albert-oaszlo almost every aspect of the world in positive ways because of recent advances in the field; however, claiming then that personalized medicine would be widespread byfor example, was a stretch.

From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. In fact, most surfaces in nature are fractals. Interesting enough, though repetative.

More fundamentally, the scale-freeness of many networks is currently being challenged; I myself have observed deviations from this pattern in the networks I study. This page was last edited on 8 Octoberat Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The New Science of Networks is that, after reading it, you can’t look anywhere without seeing networks. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Viruses and Fads The Eleventh Link: