search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Laws of the Web: Patterns in the Ecology of Information
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mit Pr
Publication date April 1, 2003
Pages 115
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780262582254
ISBN-10 0262582252
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $4.75
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

An accessible explanation of the hidden patterns found within the seemingly chaotic World Wide Web.

Despite its haphazard growth, the Web hides powerful underlying regularities -- from the organization of its links to the patterns found in its use by millions of users. Many of these regularities have been predicted on the basis of theoretical models based on a field of physics -- statistical mechanics -- that few would have thought applicable to the social domain.

In this book, Bernardo Huberman explains in accessible language the laws of the Web. One of the foremost researchers in the field, Huberman has established, for example, that the surfing patterns of individuals are describable by a precise law. Such findings can lead to more efficient Web design and use. They also shed light on social mechanisms whose significance goes beyond the Web. In this sense, the Web is a gigantic informational ecosystem that can be used to quantify and test explanations of human behavior and social interaction.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780262083034
 
from Mit Pr (October 1, 2001)
9780262083034 | details & prices | 105 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $9.75
About: An accessible explanation of the hidden patterns found within the seemingly chaotic World Wide Web.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780262582254
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Mit Pr (April 1, 2003)
9780262582254 | details & prices | 115 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $4.75
About: An accessible explanation of the hidden patterns found within the seemingly chaotic World Wide Web.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.