(PDF DOWNLOAD)The Rules of Contagion

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Publisher: Profile Books Limited
Genres: Popular Medicine & Health, Popular Science
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN10: 1788160193
ISBN13: 9781788160193
Tags: Popular Medicine & Health, Popular Science, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: Book
Type: Digital
Why do some ideas take off - and others fail to spread? Why are some diseases predictable, and others swamped in uncertainty? And what about the outbreaks that never happen at all? We live in a world that's more connected than ever before. But even as we see our lives being shaped by the spread of ideas, trends - and even diseases - we sometimes struggle to grasp how it actually works. Outbreaks seem to be driven by randomness and hidden laws, and in order to understand them, we need to start thinking like mathematicians. Here, epidemiologist Adam Kucharski reveals how new mathematical approaches are transforming what we know about contagion - from the revolutionary initiatives that helped tackle gun violence in Chicago to the truth behind the spread of fake news. And along the way, he'll explain how happiness and depression can spread through our friendship networks, what STDs can tell us about banking, and why some predictions go badly wrong (and why that might not be a bad thing).


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