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Six Degrees


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Duncan J. Watts is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a founding member of the MSR-NYC lab. He is also an AD White Professor at Large at Cornell University. His research on social networks and collective dynamics has appeared in a wide range of journals including Nature, Science, the American Journal of Sociology, and the Harvard Business Review.


"Duncan Watts is so clear and so readable about one of the world's most mystifying subjects that he will probably leave you with your thinking changed forever." -- Alan Alda "Starred Review. Watts smoothly combines a historical survey of the field with real-world examples. Well-done [and] comprehensive." -- Kirkus Reviews "Here is a wonderful science book you won't want to put down...relevant to an amazing variety of subjects, including epidemics, markets, scientific collaboration, and terrorism." -- Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Laureate in physics, cofou "Written in as accessible and jaunty a fashion as James Watson's Double Helix, Six Degrees provides a deft, informative, and deeply engaging story of how the multidisciplinary science of networks has come into being." -- Robert K. Merton, University Professor Emeritus, C "This is a story that is both personal and remarkable for its ability to convey the wonder of complex science." -- Bill Miller, CEO of Legg Mason Funds "Watts's insights into the interconnections that bind us together...offer a vital new framework for understanding our global society." -- Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute,

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