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Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006

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the Golem's Eye
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The Structure and Function of Complex Networks
Mark E. J. Newman, 2003
Friday, June 25, 2004

Anyone interested in the science of networks should run, not walk, to their keyboard and touch type, not hunt and peck, for this paper right away. Mark Newman is not only an excellent physicist and mathematician, he also writes well (he also appears to be both young and handsome -- some people have all the luck). This review explains why networks are important, the techniques we have for classifying them, and the models we have to explain their structure, their growth and the processes that happen on them. It accomplishes all this in 74-beautifully written pages and includes an excellent bibliography (429-references!). Read more...

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