A brilliant, thought- provoking and wonderfully well- written exploration of the new science of networks, showing how the complex interconnectedness of both things and people rules our lives.
An Australian, born in Canada, Duncan Watts currently teaches at Columbia University in New York. He is the author of Small Worlds- The Dynamics of Networks- Between Order and Randomness (Princeton University Press; 1999).
"The insights here are fairly mind-blowing" Independent "Accessible and engaging" Nature "A fascinating read" Good Book Guide "Watts looks at the new science of connectivity studies in a new and informative way...he takes us on a fascinating tour of a newly emerging subject" Focus "Watt's theory is exciting for various reasons, but particularly because it brings together ideas from mathematics, physics and the social science. Oh, and popular culture, of course" Independent on Sunday