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12%OFFCaldarelli, Guido, Catanzaro, Michele - Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) - 9780199588077 - V9780199588077
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Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Description for Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Paperback. Networks are involved in many aspects of everyday life, from food webs in ecology and the spread of pandemics to social networking and public transport. This Very Short Introduction explores the basics of network theory to understand the science of complexity and its importance, using examples from nature, technology, and society, and history. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 136 pages, Approx 12 black and white illustrations. BIC Classification: PBW; UT; UY. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 151 x 175 x 8. Weight in Grams: 116.
From ecosystems to Facebook, from the Internet to the global financial market, some of the most important and familiar natural systems and social phenomena are based on a networked structure. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic, a computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or massive extinctions without taking into account the network structure that underlies all these phenomena. In this Very Short Introduction, Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro discuss the nature and variety of networks, using everyday examples from society, technology, nature, and history to explain and understand the science of network theory. They show the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Number of pages
136
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2012
Series
Very Short Introductions
Condition
New
Number of Pages
144
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780199588077
SKU
V9780199588077
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About Caldarelli, Guido, Catanzaro, Michele
Guido Caldarelli is Full Professor in Theoretical Physics in the IMT Alti Studi Lucca and a member of Complex System Institute of the National Research Council, Italy. He is the author of about 100 scientific papers and an expert of scale-free networks and self-similar phenomena, especially of the applications of network theory to evaluation of systemic risk in financial ... Read more

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