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Dots and Lines

Hidden Networks in Social Media, AI, and Nature

Anthony Bonato

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Can networks unlock secrets of AI or make sense of a social media mess? A behind-the-scenes look at how networks reveal reality.

According to mathematician Anthony Bonato, the hidden world of networks permeates our lives in astounding ways. From Bitcoin transactions to neural connections, his book explains how networks shape everything from political landscapes to climate patterns and how deceptively simple dots and lines can unveil the wonders of technology, society, and even nature.

From a fresh and startling look at the true impact of clever keywords in politicians' social media posts to a...

Can networks unlock secrets of AI or make sense of a social media mess? A behind-the-scenes look at how networks reveal reality.

According to mathematician Anthony Bonato, the hidden world of networks permeates our lives in astounding ways. From Bitcoin transactions to neural connections, his book explains how networks shape everything from political landscapes to climate patterns and how deceptively simple dots and lines can unveil the wonders of technology, society, and even nature.

From a fresh and startling look at the true impact of clever keywords in politicians' social media posts to a fun breakdown of survival strategies in reality TV shows, Bonato shows us how network theory operates everywhere. Each chapter focuses on a unique aspect of networks to reveal how they provide a captivating lens for bringing diverse phenomena into clearer focus.

The book offers an accessible snapshot of networks for anyone curious about what makes the modern world tick. Bonato's insights will give readers a deeper appreciation and understanding of networks and their relevance to our everyday lives.

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304
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9781421451268
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15 color illus., 37 b&w illus.
Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Twitter President
2. Survivor of the Fittest?
3. It's a Very, Very Small World
4. Memes Spread Like Wildfire
5. Catch Me If You Can
6. All the World's a Network
7. Space: The Final

Preface
Introduction
1. The Twitter President
2. Survivor of the Fittest?
3. It's a Very, Very Small World
4. Memes Spread Like Wildfire
5. Catch Me If You Can
6. All the World's a Network
7. Space: The Final Frontier
8. Cells Interlinked
9. The Geometry of Position
10. Our Networked World
Acknowledgments
Notes

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Anthony Bonato

Anthony Bonato is a professor in the department of mathematics at Toronto Metropolitan University. He is the author of A Course on the Web Graph, An Invitation to Pursuit-Evasion Games and Graph Theory, and Limitless Minds: Interviews with Mathematicians.