A curated list of books about network analysis, culturomics, and social physics.
Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age (Duncan J Watts)
The first book I read about network analysis and the one that’s responsible for igniting my passion for the field. Still a great overview of the topic.
Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life (Albert-Laszlo Barabasi)
Along with Connected by Christakis and Fowler (see below), this is the best general introduction to network analysis and its potential for business, health and other fields.
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives (Nicholas A Christakis & James H Fowler)
Positive Linking: How Networks Can Revolutionise the World (Paul Ormerod)
Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World (David Easley & Jon Kleinberg)
Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another (Philip Ball)
Understanding Social Networks: Theories, Concepts, and Findings (Charles Kadushin)
The Intelligent Web: Search, smart algorithms, and big data (Gautam Shroff)
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Cukier)
Design and visualisation
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information (Manuel Lima)
Technical and development
Social Network Analysis for Startups: Finding connections on the social web (Maksim Tsvetovat & Alexander Kouznetsov)
Networks: An Introduction (Mark Newman)
Graph Databases (Ian Robinson, Jim Webber & Emil Eifrem)