Nexus : The Groundbreaking Science of Networks

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How can geometry explain the puzzles of human behaviour? This work presents the fundamental principles of the emerging field of "small worlds" theory - the idea that a hidden pattern is the key to how networks interact and exchange information, whether that network is the Internet or the firing neurons in the brain. Highlighting the research behind network theory, Mark Buchanan documents mounting support for the small-worlds idea and demonstrates its multiple applications to diverse problems - whether explaining the volatile global economy or the Human Genome Project, the spread of infectious disease or ecological damage. "Nexus" provides an introduction to the hidden geometry that weaves our lives together.
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  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 162.8 x 243.1 x 25.1mm | 521.64g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0393041530
  • 9780393041538

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"An intriguing, accessible look at the mathematics behind the 'six degrees of separation' theory."
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