Six Degrees

The New Science of Networks

Author: Duncan Watts

Publisher: Random House


Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 739

'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists have begun to apply insights from the theoretical study of networks to understand forms as superficially different as social networks and electrical networks, computer networks and economic networks, and to show how common principles underlie them all. Duncan J. Watts explores the science of networks and its implications, ranging from the Dutch tulipmania of the seventeenth century, the success of Harry Potter, the impact of September 11th on Manhattan, to the structure of the world wide web.

Six Degrees of Separation

Author: John Guare

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Drama

Page: 80

View: 544

"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 School Improvement

Empowering a New Profession of Teaching

Author: Ted Purinton

Publisher: IAP


Category: Education

Page: 291

View: 376

Amidst the contentious debates about teacher effectiveness, most people believe that unions, education colleges, charter networks, consulting agencies, textbook publishers, test producers, professional associations, teachers, and researchers disagree with one another about the most essential school reforms. Though all these groups do certainly have their own interests and perspectives, they also all desire to see that students are better prepared for a competitive world. What if all these groups worked together for that very goal? What would happen if all reform work in PK-12 education centered on the improvement of teaching? Would teachers be treated differently? Would they respond to their work in more innovative ways? Would it change the quality of education that children in the United States receive? Six Degrees of School Improvement: Empowering a New Profession of Teaching provides glimpses of this realistic approach to American education reform with an eye toward what the system might look like in one to two generations from now. The book makes a solid case for "collaborative professionalism," a system that binds professionals together under a common set of understandings about the ways in which children and adolescents learn content knowledge and acquire skills. It argues that popular approaches to school improvement circumvent teachers and thus further de-skill and disempower the very people responsible for student learning in classrooms. Most importantly, the book provides very clear guidance on building a system of collaborative professionalism among teachers.

Six Degrees of Lebron James

Connecting Basketball Stars

Author: Mike Lohre

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 503

"Reveals the connections between the best and most fascinating sports figures of today and yesterday"--

Six Degrees of Peyton Manning

Connecting Football Stars

Author: Hans Hetrick

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 502

"Reveals the connections between the best and most fascinating football figures of today and yesterday"--

Six Degrees of David Ortiz

Connecting Baseball Stars

Author: Tyler Omoth

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 378

"Reveals the connections between the best and most fascinating baseball figures of today and yesterday"--

Six Degrees Game of Blogs

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 422

View: 151

"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."

The Truth about Profiting from Social Networking

Author: Patrice-Anne Rutledge

Publisher: FT Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 276

Examining the popularity of social networking, this title offers advice on making the most of online connections, social networking strategies, tips for guarding privacy, and a look at the future of social networking, all written in a practical, user-friendly style.

The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

Author: Bruce Abernethy

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 363

View: 714

"This comprehensive book presents an integrated study of human movement and applies this knowledge to human performance and physical activity across the lifespan. The Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement, Second Edition, considers basic methods and concepts, typical research questions, key historical developments, professional training and organizations, and suggestions for further reading within each subdiscipline. The authors offer a unique perspective on the subdisciplines by exploring not only the basic science but also the changes in human movement and movement potential that occur throughout the lifespan as well in response to training, practice, and other lifestyle factors.".