Review of the hardback: '... a remarkable book ... a pleasure to read ... plenty of interesting results, ideas and inspiration.' Hartmut Noltemeier, Zentralblatt MATH
This is a foundational 2007 book on optimisation of network structure, not just function, deriving comprehensible and realistic design principles. Connections are made with optimal mechanical structures, formation of bone structure, and neural, processing and communication networks, including the Internet and the Web. A masterful unification of theory from disparate fields and lessons from nature.