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SIX DEGREES: The Science of a Connected Age

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

One of its young pioneers explains the rudiments of network theory, a science almost too new to have a name.As an example of the complexity of networks, Watts (Sociology/Columbia Univ.) takes the 1996 western US power-grid failure, caused largely by the very safety features meant to prevent a blackout. The nature of a network is determined not by its individual members, the author reminds us, but ... Read full review

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