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The following booklist is a sample of those books recommended by members as a useful introduction to the science of Cybernetics. The most useful introductions to the field are marked *. Suggestions for additions, deletions, and corrections are welcome.

Norbert Wiener's bibliography of books and papers

*Ashby, William Ross. 1964. Introduction to Cybernetics . Routledge Kegan & Paul. ISBN: 0416683002. more>>
*Bateson, Gregory. 2002. Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Press. ISBN: 1572734345.
On line at Chapters 2 "Every Schoolboy Knows..." and 3 "Multiple Versions of the World"
*Beer, Stafford 1966 Decision and Control Wiley
*Beer, Stafford 1972, Brain of the Firm Alan Lane 2nd Edition Wiley 1981 et seq. more>>
*Buick, Joanna and Jevtic Zoran. 1995, Cyberspace for Beginners. Icon Books, Cambridge. ISBN 1-874166-24-2.
*Cherry, Colin. 1978. On Human Communication MIT Press. ISBN: 0 262 53038 4.
*Guilbaud, G.T. 1960 What Is Cybernetics? Grove Press
*Kelly, Kevin. 1995 Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines. Fourth Estate, London. ISBN 1-85702-308-0.
*Klir, J and Valach, M 1967 Cybernetic Modelling London: Iliffe Books.
*Lerner, A. Ya. 1972 Fundamentals of Cybernetics Chapman and Hall
*Pask, Gordon 1961 An Approach to Cybernetics Hutchinson. more>>
*Porter, A 1969 Cybernetics Simplified London: English Universities Press. ISBN: 0389003158.
*Wiener, Norbert, 1961, 2nd ed. Cybernetics: or Control, and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. MIT Press, Massachusetts, ISBN 0 262 73009. more>>
*Wiener, Norbert. 1988. The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. Da Capo Press ISBN: 0306803208.
*Wiener, Norbert.1964 God and Golem, Inc.: A Comment on Certain Points where Cybernetics Impinges on Religion. MIT Press.
Al-Khalili, Jim. 2003. Quantum - A Guide for the Perplexed. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84305-2.
Albus, James S, Meystel Alexander M. 2001. Intelligent Systems: Architecture, Design, Control. Wiley -Interscience. ISBN-13: 978-0471193746
Albus, James S. 2001. Engineering of Mind: An Introduction to the Science of Intelligent Systems. Wiley-Interscience. ISBN-13: 978-0471438540.
Albus, James S. 1981. Brains, Behaviour and Robotics. Byte Publications. ISBN 0-07-000975-9.
Aleksander, Igor and Burnett, Piers. 1984. Reinventing Man - The Robot Becomes Reality. Pelican. ISBN 0-14-022541-2.
Aleksander, Igor. 1996. Impossible Minds: My Neurons, My Consciousness. Imperial College Press, London ISBN 1-86094-030-7.
Anderson, Ross J., 2008. Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems 2nd Edn. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN-10: 0470068523. Free online editions.
Andrew, Alex M. 1989. Self-organizing Systems (Studies in Cybernetics, Vol. 18.) Gordon & Breach ASIN: B000IANEO6
Andrew, Alex M. 2009.A Missing Link in Cybernetics: Logic and Continuity Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-75163-4.
Apter, Michael J. 1966. Cybernetics and Development. International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology. Pergamon Press, Oxford. ISBN: 978-1483122694
Apter, Michael J. & Westby, George. (eds.) 1973. The Computer in Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell. London. ISBN: 978-0471032601
Apter, Michael J. 2018. The Computer Simulation of Behaviour. Routledge, Oxford. ISBN: 978-1138496606.
Arbib, Michael A. 1987. Brains, Machines and Mathematics. Springer.
Arbib, Michael A. 1998. The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. MIT Press. ISBN: 0262511029.
Arbib, Michael A. and Bonar, Jeffrey. 1984. Computers & the Cybernetic Society. Academic Press. ISBN: 0120590468.
Arbib, Michael, A. 1972. The Metaphorical Brain: An Introduction to Cybernetics as Artificial Intelligence and Brain Theory. Wiley Interscience. ISBN 0-471-03249-2.
Ascott, Roy. 1967.Behaviourist Art and the Cybernetic Vision. Cybernetica, Journal of the International Association for Cybernetics, Namur, 10, pp. 25–56.
Ashby William, Ross. 1952. Design for a Brain. Chapman and Hall, London. ASIN B0007IYC5Y.
Atiyah, Michael. 1990. The Geometry and Physics of Knots Cambridge ISBN: 0 521 39554 2
Avery, John. 2003. Information Theory and Evolution. World Scientific. ISBN: 9812384006
Bak, Per. 1997. How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality. OUP. ISBN: 0387947914.
Ball, Philip. 2001. The Self-made Tapestry: Pattern Formation in Nature. OUP. ISBN: 0-19-850506-X.
Bar-Yam, Yaneer. 2003. Dynamics of Complex Systems. Addison Wesley/Westview. ISBN: 0813341213.
Barabasi, Albert-Laszlo. 2002. Linked: The New Science of Networks. Perseus. ISBN: 0738206679.
Barrat, James. 2015.Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era. Macmillan ISBN-13: 978-1250058782.
Barrow, John D and Tipler Frank J. 1986. The Anthropic Cosmological Principle. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-282147-4.
Bateson, Mary, Catherine. 2004. Our Own Metaphor: A Personal Account of a Conference on the Effects of Conscious Purpose on Human Adaptation (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences). Hampton Press, ISBN: 1572736011
Bateson, Gregory. 2000.Steps to an Ecology of Mind. University of Chicago Press.
Batty, Michael & Longley, Paul (eds). 1994. Fractal Cities: A Geometry of Form and Function. Academic Press. ISBN: 0124555705.
Baura, Gail, D, 2002. System Theory and Practical Applications of Biomedical Signals (Biomedical Engineering). Wiley-IEEE Press ISBN: 0471236535
Baylin, Edward N. 1990. Functional Modelling of Systems (Studies in Cybernetics S.) Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881247318
Beckford, John 2015. The Intelligent Organisation. Routledge. ISBN-10: 9781138847071
Beer Stafford. 1995. Diagnosing the System for Organisations. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 0471951366.
Beer, Stafford 1973 Designing Freedom Wiley. ISBN 0-471-95165-X
Beer, Stafford. 1968. Cybernetics and Management. Hodder & Stroughton.
Bentley, Peter J. Digital Biology - The Creation of Life Inside Computers and How it will Affect Us. Headline Books, London. ISBN 0-7472-6654-9.
Bertalanffy, Ludwig von 1971.General Systems Theory Alan Lane
Bertalanffy, Ludwig Von. (revised) 1976. General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications. George Braziller; ISBN-13: 978-0807604533.
Billings, Charlene W. and Grady, Sean M. 2004. Supercomputers: Charting the Future of Cybernetics. (Science & Technology in Focus). Facts on File. ISBN: 0816047308
Birnbaum, Robert 1991. How Colleges Work: The Cybernetics of Academic Organization and Leadership. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 155542354X
Blackmore, Susan. 2000. The Meme Machine. OUP. ISBN: 019286212X.
Blackmore, Susan. 2005. Consciousness A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280585-1.
Brier, Soren & Glanville Ranulph. 2004. Von Foerster Heinz 1911-2002 (Cybernetics & Human Knowing: A Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics Autopoiesis.
Brier, Soren & Kauffman, Louis H. 2007. Peirce and Spencer-Brown: History and Synergies in Cybersemiotics (Cybernetics & Human Knowing)
Brier, Soren and Glanville, Ranulph. 2004. Heinz Von Foerster 1911-2002 (Cybernetics & Human Knowing). Imprint Academic. ISBN: 0907845916
Brier, Soren, Baecker, Dirk & Thyssen, Ole. 2008. Luhmann Applied. Autopoiesis and Cyber-Semiotics. Cybernetics & Human Knowing: a Journal of Second-Order Cybernetics.
Brillouin, Leon 1962 Science and Information Theory. Academic Press ISBN 0 19 856552 6
Brix, Vladimir Herbert. 1967. Cybernetics and Everyday Affairs. David Rendel Books.
Brooks, Rodney A. 2002. Robot: The Future of Flesh and Machines. Allen Lane/Penguin. ISBN 0-140-29718-9.
Brown, G. Spencer. 1994 Laws of Form, Julian Press, New York ISBN 0963989901.
Bryant, John. 1991. Systems Theory and Scientific Philosophy: An Application of the Cybernetics of W. Ross Ashby to Personal and Social Philosophy, the Philosophy of Mind, and the Problems of Artifical Intelligence. University Press of America. ISBN: 0819183032
Buchanan, Mark. 2002. Small World: Uncovering Nature’s Hidden Networks. Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Orion. ISBN: 075381689X.
Burns, Tom R., Baumgartner, Thomas, Deville, Philippe. 1986. Man Decisions Society: Theory (Studies in Cybernetics). Routledge
Bushev, Michael. 1994. Synergetics: Chaos, Order, Self-Organization. World Scientific. ISBN:9810212860
Byrne, Richard. 1989.Machiavellian Intelligence: Social Expertise and the Evolution of Intellect in Monkeys, Apes, and Humans. Oxford University Press, ISBN-13: 978-0198521754.
Caianiello, E. R., Musso, G. Cybernetic Systems: Recognition, Learning, Self-organization. Electronic & Electrical Engineering Research Studies Press.
Calvin, William. 1997. How Brains Think: Evolving Intelligence, Then and Now. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN: 046507278X .
Carter, Rita. 2000. Mapping the Mind. Phoenix. ISBN: 0520224612.
Carter, Rita. 2002. Consciousness. Weidenfeld & Nicolson ISBN 0-304-35600-X.
Casti, John L. 1994. Complexification. Abacus/Harper. ISBN: 0060925876.
Clementson, Tony. 1988. Strategy and Uncertainty: A Guide to Practical Systems Thinking (Studies in Cybernetics). Routledge. ISBN: 2881246540
Cohen, Jack and Stewart, Ian. 1994. The Collapse of Chaos - Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-017874-0.
Conway, Flo & Siegelman Jim. 2006. Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener The Father of Cybernetics. Basic Books.
Cordeschi, Roberto. 2010. The Discovery of the Artificial: Behaviour, Mind, and Machines Before and Beyond Cybernetics. Springer ASIN: B017V57BZS.
Corning, Peter A. 2005. Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution. University Of Chicago Press. ISBN: 0226116166
Coveney, Peter & Highfield, Roger. 1996. Frontiers of Complexity: The Search for Order in a Chaotic World. Ballantine Books. ISBN: 0449910814.
Dalenoort, G.J. 1994. The Paradigm of Self-Organization II (Studies in Cybernetics). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881249760
Damascio, Antonio. 2000. The Feeling of What Happens: Body, Emotion and the Making of Consciousness. Vintage. ISBN: 0156010755.
Dawkins, Richard. 1991. The Blind Watchmaker. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-014481-1.
Deacon, Terrence. 1997. The Symbolic Species - The Co-evolution of Language and the Human Brain. Penguin Books, London. ISBN 0-14-026405-1.
Dechert, Charles R. 1967. Social Impact of Cybernetics. Simon & Schuster. ASIN: B000EE2294
Dehaene, Stanislaus. 1999. The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics. OUP/Penguin. ISBN: 0195132408.
Dennet, Daniel C., 1996, Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London ISBN 0 297 81546 6.
Dennet, Daniel C., 1998, Brainchildren. Penguin Books, London. ISBN 0-14-026563-5.
Dennett, Daniel. 1993. Consciousness Explained. Penguin. ISBN: 0316180661.
Di Stefano, Stubberud and Williams. 1976. Feedback and Control Systems. Schaum/McGraw-Hill. ISBN 07-084369-4.
Diamond, Jared. 1992. The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: How Our Animal Heritage Affects the Way we Live. Vintage. ISBN: 0099913801.
Drescher, Gary L. 1991. Made - up Minds - A Constuctivist Approach to Artificial Intelligence. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-04120-0.
Dyson, George. 1997. Darwin Among the Machines. Penguin Books, London. ISBN 0-713-99205-0
Emmeche, Claus. 1994. The Garden in the Machine - The Emerging Science of Artificial Life. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-02903-2.
Epstein, Joshua M & Axtell, Robert L. 1996. Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up MIT Press. ISBN: 0262550253.
Espejo and Bilello. 1996. Organizational Transformation & Learning: A Cybernetic Approach to Management and Organization .
Espejo, Raul, Schuhmann, Werner, Schwaninger, Markus and Bilello, Ubaldo. 1996. Organizational Transformation and Learning: A Cybernetic Approach to Management. John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0471961825
Evangelista, Rafael. 2018. Beyond Machines of Loving Grace: Hacker Culture, Cybernetics and Democracy. Kindle ADIN B07FSK3TPY.
Fagan, Brian. 2004. The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization. Granta.
Feynman, Richard P., 1999 Feynman Lectures on Computation. Penguin Books, London.
Fischler, Firschein. 1987. Intelligence: The Eye, the Brain, and the Computer. Addison-Wesley. ISBN-13: 978-0201120011
Floyd, Michael. 1984. Policy-making and Planning in Local Government: A Cybernetic Perspective. Gower Publishing Co.
Ford, Martin. 2016. The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment. Oneworld Publications.
Franchi, Stefano & Guzeldere Guven. 2005. Mechanical Bodies, Computational Minds: Artificial Intelligence from Automata to Cyborgs. MIT Press.
Francis, John Charles. 1992. Casual Reasoning: A Systems Approach (Studies in Cybernetics) Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881248543
François, Charles. 1999. Systemics and Cybernetics in a Historical Perspective. In: Systems Research and Behavioural Science. Vol. 16, pp. 203-219.
Gardner, Howard. 1987. The Mind's New Science - The History of the Cognitive Revolution. Basic Books, USA. ISBN 0-465-04635-5.
George, Frank H. 1960. Automation, Cybernetics and Society. Leonard Hill Books.
George, Frank H. 1970. Cybernetics in Management. Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-02511-2.
George, Frank H. 1976. Cybernetics (Teach Yourself) Hodder & Stoughton.ISBN 0-340-05941-9.
George, Frank, H. 1960. Automation, Cybernetics and Society. Leonard Hill London. ASIN: B000H44F64
George, Frank. 1965. Cybernetics and Biology. Oliver & Boyd.
Gerovitch, Slava. 2004. From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics. MIT Press.ISBN 0262-07232-7.
Gillies, Donald. 1999. Artificial Intelligence and Scientific Method. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-875159-1.
Gladwell, Malcolm. 2000. The Tipping Point: How Little Things can Make a Big Difference. Little, Brown & Co. ISBN: 0316346624.
Gleick, James. 1987. Chaos. Cardinal/Sphere/Penguin. ISBN 0-7474-0413-5.
Glushkov, Viktor M., 1966 Introduction to Cybernetics, Academic Press, New York.
Glynn, Ian. 2003. An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind. Weidenfeld & Nicolson/OUP. ISBN: 0195158032.
Goldsmith, Edward. 1978. The Stable Society: its structure and Control, Towards a Social Cybernetics. Wadebridge Press, England.
Gorelik, A.L., Skripkin, V.A. and Gould, Gerald. 1989. Methods of Recognition (Studies in Cybernetics). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881247180
Gosling, William. 1994. Helmsmen and Heroes: Control Theory as a Key to Past and Future. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN: 0-297-81449-4.
Gould, Stephen Jay. 1996. Life's Grandeur - The Spread of Excellence From Plato to Darwin. ISBN 0-224-04132-0.
Greenfield, Susan, A. 1998. The Human Brain: A Guided Tour. Pheonix/Basic Books. ISBN: 0465007260.
Greenfield, Susan, A. 2001. The Private Life of the Brain: Emotions, Consciousness, and the Secret of the Self. Wiley/Penguin. ISBN: 0471399752.
Greeniewski, H: Cybernetics Without Mathematics, Pergamon, Oxford.
Gregory, Richard L. 1969. On How so Little Information Controls so Much Behaviour in Towards a Theoretical Biology, 2 Sketches. (C.H. Waddington Ed. ) Edinburgh University Press.
Gregory, Richard L. 1998. Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing. OUP. ISBN: 0691024561.
Gribbin, John. 2005. Deep Simplicity: Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life. Penguin Press Science and Random House ISBN: 140006256X
Guilbaud, G.T. 1959. What Is Cybernetics? Criterion Books.
Guthrie, Stewart Elliott. 1993. Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion. Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0195098914.
Hage, Jerald. 1974. Communications and Organizational Control: Cybernetics in Health and Welfare Settings. Wiley.
Haken, H., Mikhailov, A.S. and Calenbuhr, V. 2006. From Cells to Societies: Models of Complex Coherent Action (Springer Series in Synergetics). Springer. ISBN: 3540421645
Hanken A.F.G. 1981. Cybernetics and Society: An Analysis of Social Systems (Cybernetics and Systems Series). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 0856261688
Hashimoto, Koichi, Oishi, Yasuaki and Yamamoto Yutaka. 2006. Control and Modeling of Complex Systems: Cybernetics in the 21st Century, (Trends in Mathematics). Springer. ISBN: 0817643257
Hassenstein, Berhard. 1971. Information and Control in the Living Organism. Chapman & Hall.
Hauser, Marc. 2002. Wild Minds. Penguin. ISBN: 0805056696.
Hawkins, Jeff & Blakeslee, Sandra. 2004. On Intelligence - How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines. Times Books, New York. ISBN 0-8050-7456-2.
Hayles, N. Katherine. 1999. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics,Literature and Informatics. University Of Chicago Press. ISBN: 0226321460
Heims, Steve J. 1991. The Cybernetic Group. MIT Press.
Heims, Steve Joshua. 1993.Constructing a Social Science for Post-war America : the Cybernetics Group, 1946-1953. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262581233.
Helvey, T.C. 1971. Age of Information: An Interdisciplinary Survey of Cybernetics. Educational Technology.ISBN 9780877780083.
Heylighen, Francis, Rosseel, E.and Demeyere F. 1990. Self-steering and Cognition in Complex Systems (Studies in Cybernetics). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881247296
Heylighen, Francis, and Cliff Joslyn. 2002.Cybernetics and Second Order Cybernetics. in: Meyers R.A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Physical Science & Technology Vol. 4. Academic Press. pp. 155-169.
Ho, Wan. 1999.The Rainbow and the Worm: The Physics of Organisms. World Scientific ISBN: 9810234279.
Hodges, Andrew. Alan Turing-The Enigma of Intelligence. Unwin, London ISBN 0-04-510060-8.
Hofstadter, Douglas R. 1985. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - A Metaphorical Fugue on Minds and Machines in the Spirit of Lewis Carroll. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-005579-7.
Holland, John H. 1999. Emergence From Chaos to Order. OUP. ISBN: 0738201421.
Holland, John. 1996. Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity. Basic Books. ISBN-13: 978-0201442304
Homer-Dixon, Thomas. 2001. The Ingenuity Gap: How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future? Vintage. ISBN: 0099286289.
Hubbard, Barbara Burke. The World According to Wavelets A K Peters ISBN: 1 56881 047 4
Hyötyniemi, Heikki. 2006.Neocybernetics in Biological Systems. Espoo: Helsinki University of Technology, Control Engineering Laboratory. Report 151. ISBN 978-951-22-8613-3. ISSN 0356=0872.
Iberall, Arthur, S. 1972. Towards a General Science of Viable Systems. McGraw-Hill. 07-031672-4.
Instrument Society of America (1970). Technical and biological problems of control, a cybernetic view. International Federation of Automatic Control.
Johnson, Jeffrey and Picton, Philip. 1995. Concepts in Artificial Intelligence Vol. 2. Mechatronics - Designing Intelligent Machines. Open University Press. ISBN 0-7506-2403-5.
Johnson, Steven. 2002. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software. Allen Lane/Penguin. ISBN: 0140287752.
Johnston, John. 2008. The Allure of Mechanical Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI. MIT Press.ISBN 978-0-262-10126-4.
Kahre, Jan 2006. The Mathematical Theory of Information (International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) Springer. ISBN: 1402070640
Kaku, Michio. 1998. Visions - How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850086-6.
Kauffman, Stuart. 1995. At home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Complexity. Penguin Books, London. ISBN 0-14-017414-1.
Kelly, Kevin. 1998. New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World. Fourth Estate/Penguin. ISBN: 014028060X.
Kline, Ronald R. 2015. The Cybernetics Moment: Or Why We Call Our Age the Information Age. JHU Press.
Kolb, David A.1971. A cybernetic model of human change and growth.
Korn, Janos 2009. Science and Design of Systems. Matador ISBN: 978-1848761155.
Korn, Janos. 2013. Linguistic Modelling of Scenarios. Matador. ISBN-10: 1783061804
Korn, Janos. 2016. The Purpose of Change is Problem Solving. Troubador. ISBN: 9781785891069
Kummel, Peter. 1979. Formalization of Natural Languages. Communications and Cybernetics 15. Springer.
Kurzweil, Raymond. 1992. The Age of Intelligent Machines. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-61079-5.
Lakoff, George. 2008. The Political Mind . Viking.
Landes, David, S. 1998. The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are so Rich and Some so Poor. Abacus. ISBN: 0393318885.
Laszlo, Ervin. 1993. The Creative Cosmos - A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Floris Books, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-86315-172-8.
Laszlo, Ervin. 1996. The Systems View of the World: A Holistic Vision for Our Time (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences) Hampton Press. ISBN: 1572730536
Lawrence, V. 1972. This Cybernetic World of Men Machines and Earth Systems. Doubleday. ISBN: 0385006128
Lerner, A. Ya.1972. Fundamentals of Cybernetics. Chapman & Hall.
Levy, Pierre, Bononno, Robert 2000. Collective Intelligence: Mankind's Emerging World in Cyberspace. Perseus Books. ISBN: 0738202614
Lewin, Roger. 1993. Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos. Dent, London. ISBN: 0-460-86092-5
Lewis-Williams, J David. 2002 The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art. Thames & Hudson.
Lewis, F.L. 1992 Applied Optimal Control and Estimation Prentice-Hall
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Lovelock, James 1979 Gaia Oxford ISBN 0 9 286218 9
Malik, Fredmund.2016. Strategy for Managing Complex Systems: A Contribution to Management Cybernetics for Evolutionary Systems 2016. University of Chicago Press.
Maltz, Maxwell. 2002. The New Psycho-Cybernetics. Souvenir Press, London.
Mandelbrot, Benoit, B. 1984. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. ISBN: 0716711869.
Markoff, J. 2016.Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots. ISBN-13: 978-0062266699
Maturana, Humberto R, Varela F. J. 1980. Biology of Cognition. Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living. Springer. ISBN978-90-277-1015-4.
Maturana, Humberto R and Varela, Francisco J. 1991. Autopoiesis and Cognition: The Realization of the Living. Reidel. Boston. ISBN 9027710163.
Maturana, Humberto R and Varela, Francisco J. 1992 Tree of Knowledge: Biological Roots of Human Understanding. Shambhala, Boston. ISBN 0877736421.
Mayr, Otto. 1975. Origins of Feedback Control. MIT Press.
McCulloch, Warren S. and Walter H. Pitts, 1965. A Logical Calculus of the Ideas Immanent in Nervous Activity. In Embodiments of Mind. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. pp. 19-39.
McCulloch, Warren S. 1988. Embodiments of Mind MIT Press. ISBN 0262631148.
McKerrow, Phillip John. 1991. Introduction to Robotics. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-18240-8.
Mead, Carver 2002 Collective Electrodynamics. MIT Press, Massachusetts, ISBN 0 262 63620-8.
Medina, Eden. 2014. Cybernetic Revolutionaries: Technology and Politics in Allende's Chile. MIT Press.ISBN 978-0-262-01649-0.
Michie, D. 1982. Introductory Readings in Expert Systems (Studies in Cybernetics) Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 0677163509
Miller, James Grier. 1995. Living Systems. University Press of Colorado. ISBN: 978-0870813634
Mindell, David A. 2004. Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics. John Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 0801868955
Mindell, David. 2014. Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics. MIT Press.
Minsky, Marvin, ed. 1969. Semantic Information Processing. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ISBN: 9780262130448
Minsky, Marvin. 1972. Computation - Finite and Infinite Machines. Open University. ISBN 0-13-165449-7.
Minsky, Marvin. 1988. Society of Mind. Simon & Schuster. ISBN-13: 978-0671657130
Mithen, Steven. 1996. The Prehistory of the Mind: A Search for the Origins of Art, Religion and Science. Thames and Hudson. ISBN: 075380204X.
Mithen, Steven. 2003. After the Ice: A Global Human History 20,000 - 5000 BC Phoenix.
Moravec, Hans. 1988. Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-57618-7.
Moray, Neville. 1963. Cybernetics: Machines with Intelligence. Burns & Oats, London.
Morecki, Adam, Ekiel, Juliusz, Fidelus, Kazimierz. 1984. Cybernetic Systems of Limb Movements in Man, Animals and Robots.
Morelli, Ralph et al, Ed.s. 1992. Minds, Brains and Computers: Perspectives in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Ablex publishing, New Jersey. ISBN 0-89391-962-4.
Negoita, Virgil, Constantin. 1992. Cybernetics and Applied Systems. CRC. ISBN: 0824786777
Nicolis, Grégoire and Prigogine, Ilya 1989. Exploring Complexity: An Introduction. W. H. Freeman, New York. ISBN 0716718596.
Pagels, Heinz. 1988. The Dreams of Reason: The Computer and the Rise of the Sciences of Complexity. Simon and Shuster, New York.
Parkman, Ralph. 1973. Cybernetic Society (Unified Engineering). Pergamon Press.
Parsegian, V. Lawrence. 1972. This Cybernetic World of Men Machines and Earth Systems. DoubleDay
Pask, Gordon, 1971. A Comment, a Case History and a Plan. Cybernetics, Art and Ideas, ed. J. Reichardt. Studio Vista, London. pp. 76-99.
Pask, Gordon 1976 Conversation Theory, Applications in Education and Epistemology Elsevier
Pask, Gordon 1993 Interactions of Actors (IA) Theory and Some Applications Download last draft
Pask, Gordon and Curran, Susan. 1982. Microman: Living and Growing with Computers. Century Publishing, London. ISBN 0-7126-0006 X.
Patten, Bernard C.; Odum, Eugene P. 1981.The Cybernetic Nature of Ecosystems. The American Naturalist. The University of Chicago Press. 118 (6): 886–895. doi:10.1086/283881. JSTOR 2460822?.
Pekelis, V. 1974.Cybernetics A to Z. Mir Publishers, Moscow. ASIN: B0006CRIV6.
Penrose, Roger. 2000. The Large, The Small and The Human Mind. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-78572-3.
Penrose, Roger. 2005. The Road to Reality : A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. Knopf. ISBN: 0679454438.
Perkowitz, Sidney. 2004. Digital People - From Bionic Humans to Androids. Joseph Henry Press, Washington. ISBN 0-309-08987-5.
Perrot, Pierre 1998 A to Z of Thermodynamics. Oxford ISBN 0 19 856552 6
Petrie, Sidney & Robert B. Stone. Hypno-cybernetics: Helping Yourself to a Rich, New Life. Parker Pub.
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