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Author Barabási, Albert-László.

Title Bursts [OverDrive electronic resource] : the hidden pattern behind everything we do / Albert-László Barabási.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Dutton, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 310 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-295) and index.
Contents The best bodyguard in the business -- A pope is elected in Rome -- The mystery of random motion -- Duel in Belgrade -- The future is not yet searchable -- Bloody prophecy -- Prediction or prophecy -- A crusade at last -- Violence, random and otherwise -- An unforeseen massacre -- Deadly quarrels and power laws -- The Nagylak Battle -- The origin of bursts -- Accidents don't happen to crucifixes -- The man who taught himself to swim by reading -- An investigation -- Trailing the albatross -- "Villain!" -- The patterns of human mobility -- Revolution now -- Predictably unpredictable -- A diversion in Transylvania -- The truth about LifeLinear -- Szekler against Szekler -- Feeling sick is not a priority -- The final battles -- The third ear -- Flesh and blood.
Summary Outlines a theory of how to predict behavior, drawing on seven years of research while demonstrating the mathematical properties of seemingly random events, from the spread of epidemics to the history of wars.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Social psychology -- Statistical methods.
Human behavior.
Prediction (Psychology)
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Barabási, Albert-László. Bursts. New York, N.Y. : Dutton, c2010 9780525951605 (DLC) 2010005464 (OCoLC)426800811
ISBN 9781101187166 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
1101187166 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
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