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Comprehensive and readable introduction
on July 20, 2010
The study of networks received much interest in recent years. This book provides an easy to read introduction covering many important topics. Hence its primary audience is probably for undergraduate students however it can serve also as reference.
In particular I like that the book focuses on many recent methods, e.g., community structures or complex network models, without forgetting past concept that have been developed either in graph theory or come from interdisciplinary research for instance from studying social networks. Also, it discusses network algorithms because only by means of these methods you can study the introduced concepts and methods numerically.
Mathematicians interested in graph theory will probably not like this book because it is not written in a typical math-style. In addition, the topic of the book is on network theory which is not exactly graph theory but comprises wider concepts (theoretically and practically).
Besides mathematician, probably everyone will like it.
I want to remark that this book is not merely a collection of published papers, but it is written as a textbook. This why the individual parts fit well to each other.