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Small World Uncovering Nature's Hidden Networks

By: Mark Buchanan
235 pages, Illus
Small World
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  • Small World ISBN: 9780297607427 Hardback Dec 2002 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
  • Small World ISBN: 9780753816899 Paperback Dec 2003 Out of Print #139974
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The notion that humans are all about six 'degrees of separation' away from each other is an example of small world networks, a piece of mathematics as fundamental to the natural world as Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Mean, but which has only been studied for 4 years. The author convincingly stakes out the many areas in which this new science is providing surprising insights.

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Mark Buchanan has a PhD from the University of Virginia. Formerly an editor at Nature and New Scientist, he is now a science writer whose articles have appeared in numerous professional and general science magazines including Scientific American and New Scientist.
By: Mark Buchanan
235 pages, Illus
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Good reviews coming in for this title: "Some of the conclusions are truly surprising."FOCUS "Enthralling"DAILY MAIL "Buchanan goes for the guts of numbers, the power laws that underlie every network from the Kevin Bacon game connecting Hollywood stars to worms' nervous systems."NEW SCIENTIST
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