A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate.All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nation’s foremost expert in the new science of networks, ...
networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. Grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Just as James Gleick brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future.
It is a great book about the network applying on different fields of science.The main line of the whole book is how author's research team discovered different versions of network model: from Random -> Clustering -> Scalefree model -> Modular
..."el -> Modular Scalefree model It also mentioned a lot of networks in like cellular biology, economic, politics and (my favorite) terrorist group. Though the book was written in late 90s and could not cover some latest result in network/complexity research, the book is still a worth-reading introduction to this new frontier of science!
---- By the way, it seems in the footnote under Page 235, the number 2/14 should actually be 2/11, following formular N(k)/[k!/(k-2)!2!] = 12/(12!/10!2!) = 12/(12x11/2) = 2/11