Weak Links: Stabilizers of Complex Systems from Proteins to Social Networks

Weak Links: Stabilizers of Complex Systems from Proteins to Social Networks

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Hardcover, Springer Verlag, 2006, ISBN# 3540311513
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Hardcover, Springer Verlag, 2006, ISBN# 3540311513

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Hardcover, Springer Verlag, 2006, ISBN# 3540311513

How can our societies be stabilized in a crisis? Why can we enjoy and understand Shakespeare? Why are fruitflies uniform? How do omnivorous eating habits aid our survival? What makes the Mona Lisa s smile beautiful? How do women keep our social structures intact? Could there possibly be a single answer to all these questions? This book shows that the statement: "weak links stabilize complex systems" provides the key to understanding each of these intriguing puzzles, and many others too. The author (recipient of several distinguished science communication prizes) uses weak (low affinity, low probability) interactions as a thread to introduce a vast variety of networks from proteins to economics and ecosystems. Many people, from Nobel Laureates to high-school students have helped to make the book understandable to all interested readers. This unique book and the ideas it develops will have a significant impact on many, seemingly diverse, fields of study."

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Number of Pages: 392
Original Languages: English
Subject: SOCIAL NETWORKS
Author: Csermely, Peter
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Series Title: The Frontiers Collection
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN-13: 9783540311515
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 3540311513
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