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The rules of contagion : why things spread -- and why they stop, Adam Kucharski

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The rules of contagion : why things spread -- and why they stop
Title
The rules of contagion
Title remainder
why things spread -- and why they stop
Statement of responsibility
Adam Kucharski
Title variation
Why things spread - and why they stop
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A deadly virus suddenly explodes into the population. A political movement gathers pace, and then quickly vanishes. An idea takes off like wildfire, changing our world forever. We live in a world that's more interconnected than ever before. Our lives are shaped by outbreaks - of disease, of misinformation, even of violence - that appear, spread and fade away with bewildering speed. To understand them, we need to learn the hidden laws that govern them. From 'superspreaders' who might spark a pandemic or bring down a financial system to the social dynamics that make loneliness catch on, The Rules of Contagion offers compelling insights into human behaviour and explains how we can get better at predicting what happens next. Along the way, Adam Kucharski explores how innovations spread through friendship networks, what links computer viruses with folk stories - and why the most useful predictions aren't necessarily the ones that come true
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Writing style
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10902012
Cataloging source
YDX
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Kucharski, Adam
Dewey number
302
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1033
LC item number
.K83 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Social networks
  • Epidemics
Target audience
adult
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why things spread and why they stop
Label
The rules of contagion : why things spread -- and why they stop, Adam Kucharski
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2020 by Profile Books, Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A theory of happenings -- Panics and pandemics -- The measure of friendship -- Something in the air -- Going viral -- How to own the internet -- Tracking outbreaks -- A spot of trouble
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781541674318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135576436
  • (OCoLC)on1135576436
  • 665552
Label
The rules of contagion : why things spread -- and why they stop, Adam Kucharski
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2020 by Profile Books, Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A theory of happenings -- Panics and pandemics -- The measure of friendship -- Something in the air -- Going viral -- How to own the internet -- Tracking outbreaks -- A spot of trouble
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781541674318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1135576436
  • (OCoLC)on1135576436
  • 665552

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