Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age by Duncan J. Watts

By Duncan J. Watts

The pioneering younger scientist whose paintings at the constitution of small worlds has brought on an avalanche of curiosity in networks.

In this striking booklet, Duncan Watts, one of many valuable architects of community conception, units out to provide an explanation for the leading edge study that he and different scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our attached planet. whether or not they bind desktops, economies, or terrorist firms, networks are all over the actual global, but only in the near past have scientists tried to provide an explanation for their mysterious workings.

From epidemics of sickness to outbreaks of industry insanity, from humans looking for details to businesses surviving main issue and alter, from the constitution of non-public relationships to the technological and social offerings of whole societies, Watts weaves jointly a community of discoveries throughout an array of disciplines to inform the tale of an explosive new box of information, the folks who're construction it, and his personal bizarre course in forging this new technological know-how.

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