{Kostenlos kindle} Linked: The New Science of Networks (Hörbuch-Herunterladen): Amazon.de: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Henry Leyva, Random House Audio: Audible AudiobooksAutor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi – Albawater.co

There are some good ideas in here like the importance of weak links but you could probably cut the book length by 60% and not lose anythingFor instance the first three chapters, it seems to me, can be pared down to Life seems random, but it s really not and Everyone is separated by an an average of six people There s a lot of fluff concerning the lives of Hungarian mathematicians and poets, and so on, that drags the book down meaning you want to put the book down and do something else The books gives many examples of how various network like characteristics can be found in just about anything in the universe This is the greatest strength of the book In my opinion, there aren t many other noteworthy strengths If some phenomenon resembles a certain kind of network, then great But then the question So what comes about The text doesn t shed much light there Similar network characteristics between two phenomenon might have no practical significance I m not sure there s a good reason to believe there would be a significance, in general This isn t a slam on the book per se, rather a slam on the field itself The material is reasonably entertaining, though. Network perspectives are permeating all modern analyses Barabasi is a pioneer in the field of network analysis, and his story of the field s modern development is written to inspire the layman as well as expert. Starting from random networks, the author traces the developments of the latter half of the last century in the field of networks in layman terms It is a fantastic read for mathematicians, physicists and engineers.However, the length of the book could have been significantly trimmed without losing much The first 100 pages contain the bulk, the rest is just applications. This is one of those books that just absorbed me.I couldn t put the book down once I started reading it.More equations would have been cooler Or links to something in depth.Totally recommended. I ordered this book for my Kindle It was easy to order and I am enjoying reading about the marvels of network theory The presentation, at least as far as I have read so far about half of the book , avoids math and jargon, which is good for the lay reader I think the presentation and understanding could have been improved if mathematical foundations were presented and diagrams were analyzed. The book gave me a pleasant surprise to his half where the subject is presented in a comprehensive and enjoyable way The rest seemed a bit repetitive and the author apparently made little effort to introduce other currents of thought that eventually offer solutions conflicting with those produced by his research group Instead of references at the end of the book I prefer the ones made at the end of each chapter. required reading for my Advanced GIS Class But it is an easy read and thought provoking Great on the Kindle especially now that I have a Kindle Fire HD Used it with my kindle app on the computer and on my Iphone before I got the new Kindle. From a cocktail party to a terrorist cell, from an ancient bacteria to an international conglomerate all are networks, and all are part of a surprising scientific revolution A maverick group of scientists is discovering that all networks have a deep underlying order and operate according to simple but powerful rules This knowledge promises to shed light on the spread of fads and viruses, the robustness of ecosystems, the vulnerability of economies even the future of democracy Now, for the first time, a scientist whose own work has transformed the study of links and nodes takes us inside the unfolding network revolution Albert Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems, beginning with mathematician Leonhard Euler s first forays into graph theory in the late s and culminating in biologists development of cancer drugs based on a new understanding of cellular networks Combining narrative flare with sparkling insights, Barabasi introduces us to the myriad modern day cartographers mapping networks in a range of scientific disciplines Aided by powerful computers, they are proving that social networks, corporations, and cells are similar than they are different Their discoveries provide an important new perspective on the interconnected world around us Linked reveals how Google came to be the Internet s most popular search engine, how Vernon Jordan s social network affects the entire American economy, what it would take to bring down a terrorist organization like al Qaeda, and why an obscure finding of Einstein s could change the way we look at the networks in our own lives Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the perfect business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global Engaging and authoritative, Linked provides an exciting preview of the next century in science Also available in print from Perseus Publishing It is fascinating to go back and read these early books on complexity Barabasi is a leader in this field and so much of his earliest work has stood the tests of time and research.