Networks: A Very Short Introduction

Product Details

Title:Networks: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN:9780199588077

Author:Guido Caldarelli
Michele Catanzaro

Publisher:Oxford University Press

Publish Year:2012

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Science | Non Fiction | Development

Language:English

Remarks:B&W photos, index, references

Pages:122

Size:112 x 174 mm

Weight(gms):125

Price:USD 4.82

  Add To Cart
  • 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 ubiquitous role of networks; how networks self-organize; why the rich get richer; and how networks can spontaneously collapse. They conclude by highlighting how the findings of complex network theory have very wide and important applications in genetics, ecology, communications, economics, and sociology. 

    Guido Caldarelli

    Guido Caldarelli is Associate Professor in the Institute of Complex Networks of the National Research Council in Rome, Italy. He is an expert of scale-free networks and self-similar phenomena, especially of the applications of network theory to information technology and biology.

    Michele Catanzaro

    Michele Catanzaro is a freelance science writer based in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Send your message

    Need Assistance

    Our team is 24/7 at your service to help you.
    +977 1 4221546

Follow Us