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  • The New Science of Networks
  • By: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 988
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Albert-Laszlo Barabasi traces the fascinating history of connected systems. Understanding the structure and behavior of networks will forever alter our world, allowing us to design the "perfect" business or stop a disease outbreak before it goes global.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Network theory for beginners

  • By Alex on 05-22-03

A great history of and intro to network science

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Reviewed: 02-15-17

Barabasi has been involved in discovering and explaining quite a bit of what we would call network science today. This book is a well written introduction to the field, laying out its short history in plain English. Although I have enjoyed this book after reading some of the published research first. I would probably have gotten more out of the research if I had discovered this book first. In either order, this is a well written and interesting read.

  • The Man Who Wasn't There

  • Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self
  • By: Anil Ananthaswamy
  • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 125
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

Anil Ananthaswamy's extensive, in-depth interviews venture into the lives of individuals who offer perspectives that will change how you think about who you are. These individuals all lost some part of what we think of as our self, but they then offer remarkable, sometimes heart-wrenching insights into what remains. One man cut off his own leg. Another became one with the universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Self as malady

  • By Tom on 10-27-15

Excellent collection of material on the self

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Reviewed: 09-24-16

I read popular neuroscience and philosophy books by the dozen and regularly come across the same anecdotes to illustrate syndromes and phenomena. This book is excellent, introducing people and stories I have not heard before. I'm very impressed with the author's ability to track down the people involved and weave together first hand narrative describing fascinating cases. Well done.

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