Peter Csermely: Weak Links

The Universal Key to the Stability of Networks and Complex Systems

English version:
Springer Verlag(Heidelberg, Germany)
Hard cover: 2006 - Soft cover: 2009

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Table of contents

  1. Preface PDF format
  2. A Principle is Born: The Granovetter StudyPDF format
  3. Why Do We Like Networks?PDF format
    1. Small-Worldness
    2. Scale-Freeness
      1. Scale-Free Degree Distribution of Networks
      2. Underlying Reason for Scale-Freeness: Self-Organisation
      3. Scale-Free Distribution in Time: Probabilities
      4. Scale-Free Survival Strategies: Levy Flights
      5. Scale-Free Pleasures
    3. Nestedness
      1. Network modules
      2. Intermodular Weak Links: The Role of Creative Elements
    4. Weak-Linkness
  4. Network StabilityPDF format
    1. Perturbations. Good and Bad Noise
    2. Life as a Relaxation Phenomenon: Dissipate Locally, Connect Globally
      1. Confined Relaxation with Global Connection
      2. Self-Organised Criticality
    3. Network Failures
    4. Topological Phase Transitions of Networks
    5. Nestedness and Stability: Sync
    6. How Can We Stabilize Networks? Engineers or Tinkerers
  5. Weak Links as Stabilizers of Complex SystemsPDF format
    1. An Emerging Synthesis: Weak Links Stabilize Complex Systems
    2. Weak Links: A Starting Definition
    3. Stability: A Starting Definition
    4. Complex Systems
    5. Weak Links and System Degeneracy
  6. Atoms, Molecules and MacromoleculesPDF format
    1. Protein Folding Problems
    2. Energy Landscapes
    3. Weak Bonds in Protein and RNA Folding
  7. Weak Links and Cellular StabilityPDF format
    1. Cellular Networks
    2. Stability of the Cellular Net
    3. Stress, Diversity and Jumps in Evolution
    4. Cancer, Disease and Aging
      1. Cancer
      2. Disease
      3. Aging
  8. Weak Links and the Stability of OrganismsPDF format
    1. Immunological Networks
    2. Transport Systems
    3. Muscle Net
    4. The Neuro-Glial Network
    5. Psycho Net
  9. Social NetsPDF format
    1. Animal Communities
    2. A Novel Explanation of the Menopause
    3. Stability of Human Societies
    4. Firms and Human Organisations
    5. Dark Networks and Terror Nets
    6. Pseudo-Grooming
  10. Networks of Human CulturePDF format
    1. The Language Net
    2. Novels, Plays, and Films as Networks
    3. Our Engineered Space
    4. Software Nets
    5. Engineers and Tinkerers: An Emerging Synthesis
  11. The Global WebPDF format
    1. The World Trade Web
    2. Turning Points in History
    3. Weak Links: A Part of Social Capital
  12. The EcowebPDF format
    1. Weak Links and the Stability of Ecosystems
    2. Omnivory
    3. The Weak Links of Gaia
  13. Conclusions and PerspectivesPDF format
    1. The Unity of the Weakly-Linked World: A Summary
    2. Revisiting the Definitions: A Synthesis
    3. Prospects and Extensions
    4. Weak Links and Our Lives
  14. AppendixPDF format
    1. Useful Links
    2. Glossary
    3. References
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