"Conversations concerning politics displayed a consistent pattern .... On election day, the strongest predictor of electoral success was not which party an individual privately supported but which party he or she expected would win."Six Degrees attempts to help readers understand the new and exciting field of networks and complexity. While considerably more demanding than a general book like The Tipping Point, it offers readers a snapshot of a riveting moment in science, when understanding things like disease epidemics and the stock market seems almost within our reach. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book can be challenging at times and unless your have a major degree in a scientific discipline I recommend it be read in small doses. Read morePublished 16 days ago by William L. Mince
Fluid and engaging this is a sort of storytelling science where we both learn and get involved throughout the development of the Network discipline. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jose A A Nonato
This well written book is a very good introduction to the science of networks. The author is a pioneer in this field and the book is organized to some extent around his... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Albin
For a book in this realm to remain fresh and relevant when over a decade old is remarkable. I found myself recalling the events of the past decade,including the financial crisis,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael S. Donald
Easy and comprehensive.
A must read book for those who want to understand how everything is connected. I strongly recommend.
I'm 200 pages into this 300-page book, and to save my life I couldn't say what it's about. Sure, some of it is interesting, but generally I look for a takeaway, something I... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John R. Holmes, Jr.
Great experience overall from beginning to end. Quick and fast delivery with no compromise to quality. I recommend this seller for potential future buyers.Published 19 months ago by Leathee
Tough treading for someone of average intellect (me). But there are points of interest that everyone can equate to in their daily lives.Published 20 months ago by Bob
The book starts somewhat slowly but the middle part on the emerging network theory and the framing of it in different disciplines is really well written. Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Bart Denturck