Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

Author: Duncan J. Watts

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076127

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The pioneering young scientist whose work on the structure of small worlds has triggered an avalanche of interest in networks. In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network theory, sets out to explain the innovative research that he and other scientists are spearheading to create a blueprint of our connected planet. Whether they bind computers, economies, or terrorist organizations, networks are everywhere in the real world, yet only recently have scientists attempted to explain their mysterious workings. From epidemics of disease to outbreaks of market madness, from people searching for information to firms surviving crisis and change, from the structure of personal relationships to the technological and social choices of entire societies, Watts weaves together a network of discoveries across an array of disciplines to tell the story of an explosive new field of knowledge, the people who are building it, and his own peculiar path in forging this new science.

Six Degrees

Six Degrees

Author: George Davis

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781625167576

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Jacob Marley is an ex-marine, ex-cop, and now the chief crime reporter for the city's largest newspaper, The Herald. Using his contacts on both sides of the law, he is ideally positioned to help capture a serial killer who appears to be choosing victims at random. The victims' only connection is their gender: All are women. Marley writes an article giving the killer the nickname "Six Degrees," as in six degrees of separation. He appeals to the public because someone must know the killer. One city, a serial killer, countless bodies, six degrees of separation. And so the chase begins, but who is chasing whom?

Six Degrees

Six Degrees

Author: Brown, Honey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781925183252

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Weaving an intricate web of interconnected characters and their six stories, Six Degrees explores the powerful role sexual attraction plays in everyday life. Written by Honey Brown, best selling author of several critically acclaimed novels, Six Degrees is Honey’s first exploit into rural romance. Strong female protagonists lead a cast of characters with lives we recognize and know, crossing paths in intimate, surprising and erotic ways. The ripple effect of one tragic event shapes each character’s experiences, but in the end it is their individual need for connection that truly binds them. Six Degrees uses the allure, the action or the absence of physical connection to explore these everyday character’s flaws, quirks and strengths. For the first time, Honey has made sexual attraction the intriguing hero of each story.

Six Degrees of Separation

Six Degrees of Separation

Author: John Guare

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408129456

Category: Drama

Page: 81

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"I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people. Six degrees of separation… It's a profound thought… How every person is a new door, opening up into other worlds." Six Degrees of Separation is a modern American classic play: an explosive comedy that exposes white middle-class hypocrisy and prejudice. The play is a sharp, wittybut seriousexploration of the individual in society and the values or beliefs which motivate them.A young African-American man gains access to the homes of upper-class New Yorkers by pretending to be the son of actor Sidney Poitier. Treatedwith suspicion and then affection, he soonwreaks havoc in their comfortable lives. The playfirst opened off-Broadway in 1990 and, after playing to sold-out houses andovating audiences, it was producedinternationallyand made into a blockbuster film starring Donald Sutherland, Stockard Channing and Will Smith in 1994. It won numerous awards, including an Olivier and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award.

Six Degrees of the Bracelet

Six Degrees of the Bracelet

Author: John A. Siegfried

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462845800

Category: History

Page: 356

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These are indescribable stories told by veterans, about veterans, and for veterans, and by the families of the lost or still missing MIAs. This book illustrates the misery and despair experienced by both soldiers and victims of this visceral war, but also the exhilaration of combat, and the camaraderie felt, during their respective tours, to present day. While the Vietnam War was raging, silver bracelets were created to raise awareness of, and show support for, American servicemen who were prisoners of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). After the war, black bracelets were produced to pay homage to any of our armed forces killed in action (KIA). The orange bracelet is more recent and symbolizes all those, living and deceased, who have suffered from diseases, combat wounds, and post traumatic stress resulting from their Vietnam service. These bracelets honor the memory and sacrifice of our troops - one of the central goals of this book.

A Study Guide for John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"

A Study Guide for John Guare's

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410358110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

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A Study Guide for John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

Six Degrees Game of Blogs

Six Degrees Game of Blogs

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789352013890

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 599

"As part of their #CelebrateBlogging initiative,, ran the first edition of Game of Blogs in September 2014. Five characters and their descriptions were provided. The objective was to write a fictional story revolving around these characters. Bloggers came together as teams and after three rounds filled with its own set of twists and turns, three stories made it to the end. The three stories in this book are a fascinating example of how one set of characters can have interesting lives with completely different dimensions. is a result of how collaboration can truly breed creativity in the modern day world of connected living."

Six Degrees of Freedom

Six Degrees of Freedom

Author: Peter Carlisle Hughes

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525588587

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 435

View: 460

Octogenarian aerospace engineer Peter Hughes identified 6 critical points in his life at which an important decision was required, and where the rest of his life could have been quite different, depending on that decision. In every case, he was completely free to make the decision. In Six Degrees of Freedom, Hughes reflects on a full lifetime, including several work environments, his contributions to the aerospace industry (including work on the Canadarm), a passion for applied mathematics, family life, business and entrepreneurship, travel experience, and medical science. In so doing, and through his wry humor, he provides the reader thoughtful insight and useful life and career lessons.