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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.
*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.
*Klir, J and Valach, M 1967 Cybernetic Modelling London: Iliffe Books.
*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.
Al-Khalili, Jim. 2003. Quantum - A Guide for the Perplexed. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84305-2.
Albus, James S. 1981. Brains, Behaviour and Robotics. Byte Publications. ISBN 0-07-000975-9.
Albus, James S. 2001. Engineering of Mind: An Introduction to the Science of Intelligent Systems. Wiley-Interscience. ISBN-13: 978-0471438540.
Albus, James S, Meystel Alexander M. 2001. Intelligent Systems: Architecture, Design, Control. Wiley -Interscience. ISBN-13: 978-0471193746
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.
Andrew, Alex M. 2009.A Missing Link in Cybernetics: Logic and Continuity Springer, ISBN: 978-0-387-75163-4.
Andrew, Alex M. 1989. Self-organizing Systems (Studies in Cybernetics, Vol. 18.) Gordon & Breach ASIN: B000IANEO6
Arbib, Michael A. 1998. The Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks. MIT Press. ISBN: 0262511029.
Ashby William, Ross. 1952. Design for a Brain. Chapman and Hall, London. ASIN B0007IYC5Y.
Arbib, Michael A. and Bonar, Jeffrey. 1984. Computers & the Cybernetic Society. Academic Press. ISBN: 0120590468
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.
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
Batty, Michael & Longley, Paul (eds). 1994. Fractal Cities: A Geometry of Form and Function. Academic Press. ISBN: 0124555705.
Beer Stafford. 1995. Diagnosing the System for Organisations. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN 0471951366.
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
Beer, Stafford 1973 Designing Freedom Wiley. ISBN 0-471-95165-X
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 and Glanville, Ranulph. 2004. Heinz Von Foerster 1911-2002 (Cybernetics & Human Knowing). Imprint Academic. ISBN: 0907845916
Brillouin, Leon 1962 Science and Information Theory. Academic Press ISBN 0 19 856552 6
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.
Bushev, Michael. 1994. Synergetics: Chaos, Order, Self-Organization. World Scientific. ISBN: 9810212860
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.
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, Raul, Schuhmann, Werner, Schwaninger, Markus and Bilello, Ubaldo. 1996. Organizational Transformation and Learning: A Cybernetic Approach to Management. John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 0471961825
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
Francis, John Charles. 1992. Casual Reasoning: A Systems Approach (Studies in Cybernetics) Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881248543
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 London. ASIN: B000H44F64
George, Frank H. 1970. Cybernetics in Management. Pan Books. ISBN 0-330-02511-2.
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.
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. 1998. Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing. OUP. ISBN: 0691024561.
Guthrie, Stewart Elliott. 1993. Faces in the Clouds: A New Theory of Religion. Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0195098914.
Hauser, Marc. 2002. Wild Minds. Penguin. ISBN: 0805056696.
Holland, John. 1996. Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity. Basic Books. ISBN-13: 978-0201442304
Gorelik, A.L., Skripkin, V.A. and Gould, Gerald. 1989. Methods of Recognition (Studies in Cybernetics). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881247180
Gribbin, John. 2005. Deep Simplicity: Chaos, Complexity and the Emergence of Life. Penguin Press Science and Random House ISBN: 140006256X
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
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
Heylighen, Francis, Rosseel, E.and Demeyere F. 1990. Self-steering and Cognition in Complex Systems (Studies in Cybernetics). Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 2881247296
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.
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
Iberall, Arthur, S. 1972. Towards a General Science of Viable Systems. McGraw-Hill. 07-031672-4.
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.
Kaku, Michio. 1998. Visions - How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850086-6.
Kahre, Jan 2006. The Mathematical Theory of Information (International Series in Engineering and Computer Science) Springer. ISBN: 1402070640
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.
Korn, Janos 2009 Science and Design of Systems Matador ISBN: 978-1848761155.
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. 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
Laszlo, Ervin. 1993. The Creative Cosmos - A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Floris Books, Edinburgh. ISBN 0-86315-172-8.
Lawrence, V. 1972. This Cybernetic World of Men Machines and Earth Systems. Doubleday. ISBN: 0385006128
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, F.L. 1992 Applied Optimal Control and Estimation Prentice-Hall
On line at Chapter 1 * A Brief History of Feedback Control
Lewis-Williams, J David. 2002 The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art. Thames & Hudson.
Lovelock, James 1979 Gaia Oxford ISBN 0 9 286218 9
Mandelbrot, Benoit, B. 1984. The Fractal Geometry of Nature. ISBN: 0716711869.
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.
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.
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
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
Mindell, David A. 2004. Between Human and Machine: Feedback, Control, and Computing Before Cybernetics. John Hopkins University Press. ISBN: 0801868955
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.
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.
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.
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
Pierce, J. R. 1980. An Introduction to Information Theory. Dover. ISBN: 0486240614
Pinker, Steven. 1994. The Language Instinct - The New Science of Language and Mind. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-017529-6.
Pinker, Steven. 1999. How the Mind Works. Allen Lane/Penguin. ISBN: 0393318486.
Porter, Arthur. 1969. Cybernetics Simplified. Unibooks and English Universities Press. ISBN: 034005199X
Prigogine, Ilya 1997 The End of Certainty. Free Press ISBN 0 68 483705 6
Prigogine, Ilya and Stengers, Isabelle. 1984. Order Out of Chaos. William Heinemann London. ISBN 0394542045.
Resnick Mitchel. 1997. Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds (Complex Adaptive Systems). The MIT Press. ISBN: 0262680939
Rose, Steven. 1981. The Conscious Brain. Pelican. ISBN 0-14-02-1898-X.
Rothman, Milton A., 1972. Cybernetics: Machines that make Decisions. Collins. ISBN 0-00-100127-2.
Sayre, Kenneth. 1976. Cybernetics and the Philosophy of Mind, Humanities Press, New Jersey. ISBN 0391005944.
Semmlow, John L. 2005. Circuits, Signals, and Systems for Bioengineers: Introduction to Biosignal and Systems Analysis (Biomedical Engineering) Academic Press. ISBN: 0120884933
Schrodinger, Erwin. 1967. What is Life? - The Physical Aspect of the Living Cell. Cambridge University Press.
Shannon Claude E., Weaver, Warren. 1963. Mathematical Theory of Communication. University of Illinois Press. ISBN: 0252725484.
Sherrington, Charles. 1949. Goethe on Nature and on Science. University Press. ASIN: B002A8ZI2A
Siegelman, Jim, Conway Flo. 2006. Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener. Basic Books. ISBN: 0738203688
Steinbruner, JD: 2002. Cybernetic Theory of Decision: New Dimensions of Political Analysis, Princeton University Press. ISBN 069109487X .
Stewart, D. J. Ed. 1967. Automaton Theory and Learning Systems ASIN: B00005VH9K.
Stewart, Ian & Cohen, Jack. 1997. Figments of Reality - The Evolution of the Curious Mind. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-57155-3.
Taylor, John. 1994. When the Clock Struck Zero - Science's Ultimate Limits. Picador, London. ISBN 0-330-32525-6.
Trappl, Robert: ed. 1983. Cybernetics: Theory and Applications, Hemisphere, Washington ISBN 0891161287.
Trask, Maurice. 1971. The Story of Cybernetics. Studio Vista Books, London. ISBN 289-70057-4.
Trefil, James. 2002. Cassel's Laws of Nature - An A-Z of Laws and Principles Governing the Workings of Our Universe. Cassell. ISBN 0-304-35759-6.
Tudge, Colin. 1993. The Engineer in the Garden: Genes and Genetics: From the Idea of Heredity to the Creation of Life. 1993. Jonathan Cape. ISBN 0-224-03826-5.
Varela Francisco J. 1979. Principles of Biological Autonomy. Amsterdam: Elsevier North Holland. ISBN 0135009502.
Vogel, Steven. 1998. Cats' Paws and Catapults - The Mechanical World of Nature and People. Penguin. ISBN 0-14-027733-1.
Von Foerster, Heinz, Krippendorf, K. Ed. 1995. Cybernetics of Cybernetics. Gordon and Breach, New York. ISBN 0964704412. more>>
Von Neumann, John. 2000. The Computer and the Brain. Yale University Press. ISBN: 0300084730
Wah, Benjamin W. (Editor). 2009. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. Wiley, Chichester. ISBN: 978-0-471-38393-2.
(5-Volume Set, Hardcover, 3328 pages, £1,307. The ten page entry on cybernetics was written by the late Dr Alex M Andrew, a former trustee of the society. Wiley's reviewer for the entry was Prof. Martin Smith, the President of the society.)
Walter, William Grey. 1961. The Living Brain. Penguin Books.
Watts, Duncan J. 1999. Small Worlds - The Dynamics of Networks Between Order and Randomness. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-05013-9.
Weizenbaum, Joseph. 1993. Computer Power and Human Reason; From Judgement to Calculation. Penguin Books, London. ISBN 0-14-017911-9.
Wiener, Norbert, 1933, The Fourier Integral and certain of its applications. MIT Press, Massachusetts.
Wiener, Norbert, 1949, Extrapolation, Interpolation and of Stationary Time Series. MIT Press, Massachusetts. ISBN 0 262 73005 7
Wiener, Norbert, 1958, Nonlinear Problems in Random Theory. MIT Press, Massachusetts.
Winston, Patrick, Henry. 1979. Artificial Intelligence. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-08454-6.