Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

Two reviews of Linked: The New Science ofNetworks by Albert-Laslo Barabasi and Nexus: Small Worlds and theGroundbreaking Science of Networks by Mark Buchanan. Reviewed by Sidney Redner, Nature, 11 July 2002, pages127-8.Reviewed by Ian Foster, Science,16 August 2002, pages 1124-5.

Redner presents reviews of these two books on networking. More details aregiven on the first book, which includes stories about Erdos and informationabout his work in random graph theory. Redner writes that "Both books areextremely valuable contributions to the popular-science literature and Ienjoyed them immensely. I would enthusiastically recommend them to my ownfamily members." Both books are also reviewed favorably by Foster.

--- Mike Breen