LINKS TO REFERENCES
References and Bibliography
This bibliography provides comprehensive references on
systemics, whole system change, cybernetics, chaos theory, systems thinking.
ISSS Wholeness Seminar
The bibliography for the site contains many classics
in systems theory. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Systems Thinking Chaos Theory Network (ASCD STCT): Partially annotated
bibliography on Systems and Chaos theory related books. Posted with the
permission of the ASCD STCT network from Newsletter issues Vol I No. 4
and vol. II No. 4.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Systems Thinking Chaos Theory Network (ASCD STCT).
A personal selection of books. Some are classics of systems
writing, others may become so. Criteria for inclusion - informative, interesting,
and understandable by someone without a degree in engineering.
Systems Thinking Resources and Bibliography
A Systemic Literature Review List
Actually a short list on systems thinking from Main Line.
Principia Cybernetica Web
Extensive bibliography of basic papers on Cybernetics
and Systems Science from a list of references used for the course SS-501,
INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEMS SCIENCE, at the Systems Science Department of SUNY
Binghamton in 1990.
Classic Publications on Complex, Evolving Systems
which selects the most cited publications on complex, evolving systems,
including work in cybernetics, systems theory, evolutionary biology, self-organization,
and complexity studies. Compared to the books and papers on cybernetics
and systems, the following list is more up-to-date, puts more emphasis
on evolution and self-organization, and includes a number of works
which are not usually classified under cybernetics or systems theory.
ELISABET SAHTOURIS-Bibliography of her book:
Earth Dance: Living Systems in Evolution -
Provides a very comprehensive bibliography.
Marvin Weisbord Home Page Bookshelf
Digests In Cybernetics, Systems Science, Human Consciousness And
Systemic Change Movements
Cybernetics and Systems Theory Journals
Provides an alphabetical list of journals (and newsletters)
on, or related to, cybernetics and systems research. Some of the addresses
may no longer be up to date, though most material is fairly recent. Please
send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or annotate this page if you would
like to make an addition or correction. See also the list of cybernetics
journals from the SAC, and ASSA's list of Systems Journals.
Periodical Links from Whole Systems Website
The Systems Thinker
Whole Earth Review (50+)
Cybernetics and Systems
The Systems Thinker
Popular journal from Pegasus Communications- which offers
insights to managers in all domains.
TRANET- A Digest of the A&T (Alternative
and Transformational) movements.
TRANET is a transnational network of organizations and
individuals creating the new social paradigm. ...From the new worldview
through the design of new social institutions to new technologies,
techniques and lifestyles, TRANET members help create, expose and promote
the new culture which we require for sustainable survival. TRANET's bi-monthly
newsletter-directory is a compendium of abstracts from over 1000 publications,
papers, projects and people who are active in the Gaian Cultural
Context Institute: "A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable
In print from 1983 to 1995 and now continuing on the
IN CONTEXT's whole-system and solution-oriented approach
is essentially unique. The journal explores and clarifies what humane sustainable
culture is and provides information, hope, and inspiration supportive of
fundamental cultural change. Each issue offers a series of articles and
inter- views, from contributors around the world, integrated around a central
theme. Subjects have included sustainable habitat, the family, citizen
diplomacy, education, political participation, and strategies for cultural
transformation - always integrating the societal and the environmental,
and keeping a strong focus on demonstrated solutions.
The Utne Reader:
Links To Books
of Systemic Thinkers
A magazine with stories of people have found ways to
lead integrated lives, with reports of successful solutions to difficult
social problems and interviews with visionaries and leading thinkers. --Adapted
from the Utne website--
Whole Systems:[Subset of the world transformation website
in section 1 of website]. Books listed include: Kevin Kelly: "Out
of Control"; Peter M. Senge: "The Fifth Discipline" ; Buckminster
Fuller: "Critical Path"; Buckminster Fuller: "Operating Manual for
Spaceship Earth"; Joel Arthur Barker: "Paradigms";Jose Arguelles: "Earth
Ascending"; Michael Talbot: "The Holographic Universe";David Bohm: "Wholeness
and the Implicate Order"; Alfred Korzybsky: "Science and Sanity";
Tara Singh: "The Future of Mankind"; Peter Drucker: "Post-Capitalist
Society"; Ken Wilber: "No Boundary"; Fritjof Capra: "The Tao of Physics";
Charles Hampden-Turner: "Maps of the Mind" Creating a New Civilization
- book by Alvin and Heidi Toffler.; Daniel Quinn: Ishmael.
Futures References: World Futures Society:
The Website has useful sections on their journal Future
Watch, current content, past issues, book reviews, and books available
in their bookstore, as well as predictions of trends and innovations which
will shape the future.
World Futures Society Books on Public Policy
Reviews six books on political change and
public policy including
The Careless Society:Community and Its Counterfeits
by John McKnight.Basic Books. 1995. 208 pages. Paperback.;
Challenges and Opportunities: From Now to 2001
edited by Howard F. Didsbury Jr. WFS. 1986. 320 pages. Paperback.;
Changing Maps: Governing in a World of Rapid
Change by Steven A. Rosell et al. Carleton University Press. 1995.
253 pages. Paperback.;
Requiem for Modern Politics: The Tragedy of the Enlightenment
and the Challenge of the New Millennium by William Ophuls .Westview
Press. 1997. 320 pages;
Social Welfare: Structure and Practice by David
Macarov.Sage. 1995. 325 pages. Paperback.
World Future Society New Book Reviews-
World Future Society Book Reviews on Creative
World Future Society Books on Management
World Future Society - Environment and Resources
World Future Society - Education and the Future
World Futures Back Issues -Contents-
References On Learning Organizations Learning Organization
[LO} HomePage: http://www.albany.edu/~kl7686/learnorg.html
Dynamically Psychology : An International, Interdisciplinary
Journal of Complex Mental Processes
Some papers available for downloading. Dynamical Psychology
is a journal for the study of complex mental processes of all kindsconcerned
with .....a variety of perspectives on psychological process,
including cognitive, behavioral, nonlinear-science, physics-oriented, sociological,
phenomenological, and transpersonal. The journal is committed to
using innovative ideas to understand the mind as a whole, bridging the
artificial separations which currently exist between disciplines and subdisciplines.
--Adapted from the above website--
Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Books , Research
Papers , Journal
Institute for the Study of Civic Values Website Books
World Future Society Books :
Systemic Change - Restructuring in Education:
and Wellness Sites
Public School Restructuring : a comprehensive
bibliography from Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University
WorldWise Wellness Site
Wellness Article Index
An index of over 42 articles /papers on various approaches
to achieving wellness including -yoga, massage, breathing techniques, shiatsu,
reflexology, back injury, acupuncture, health, community and environment
issues as well as a number of interviews with practitioners. Also over
thirty articles from the Baltimore Resources 9th Annual Guide to Whole
Living and the Index to the Voice of Women's website of articles.
New Medicine Audio and Videotape Series: Wellness
Starfish: Educational Resources for Sustain ability
Contains approx. 500 book references, 500 articles/papers,
and 250 references to videos, chapter excerpts, etc.
Comprehensive number of "eco"books with useful reviews
which provide a broad background and several substantive quotes from the
book. Books like Hawken's "Ecology of Commerce", Schumacher's
"Small is Beautiful" Norber-Hodges "Learning from Ladakh"
Guide to Environmental Resources on the Internet
EnviroLink Library, is the most comprehensive resource
of environmental information available on the internet. We've reorganized
The EnviroLink Library to make information easier for you to access,
interact with and use. Information is grouped under subjects within each
main area of the Library.
Envirolinks listing of Environmental Organizations
Very Extensive listing of Environmental Organizations
with links to nearly all of them.
Fritjof Capra - Publications: Books, Journal Articles,
"The Tao of Physics," London 1975
"The Turning Point," New York 1981
"Uncommon Wisdom," New York 1988
New Medicine Audio and Videotape Series: Highlights
from the Earth Summit Rio-
Audiotapes of presentations by VP Al Gore, David Suzuki,
Caldicott, Jacques Cousteau, and the Dalai lama.(with
short reviews of each) Planetwork:
Audiotape presentations by Angeles Arrien, Daniel Goleman,
Hazel Henderson, Helena Norberg -Hodge, Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy,
Joseph Goldsmith, Riane Eisler, Rusty Schweikert, Peter Russel and a host
of others- (with short reviews of each).
List of Publications from website of Tobias C. Brown
List from Tobias Brown's site:
Henry Clay as Speaker of the House. New England
Mary Parker Follett
Speaker of the House of Representatives (1898).
New state, group organization the solution of popular
Community is a Process. Philosophical Review (1919),
28(6), p. 578-588.
Creative Experience (1924).
Mary Parker Follett:Prophet of Management: A Celebration
of Writings from the 1920s. Edited by Pauline Graham Preface by Rosabeth
Book Review: Mary Parker Follett: Prophet of Management
- First Quarter,
1996. Mary Parker Follett: Prophet of Management edited
by Pauline Graham (309 pages, Harvard Business School Press, $29.95)
Mary Parker Follett - Mary Parker Follett 1868 - 1933
Leadership Thinker Ahead of Her Time. Mary Parker Follett was ahead
of her time. She was believed to be the first American.
Mary Parker Follett - Prophet of Management: a Celebration
of Writings from the 1920s, edited by Pauline Graham
New World Views
Towards A New World View: At The Leading Edge
is a book of interviews by DiCarlo with many of the leading cutting
edge systemic thinkers on the planet- many of the names cited in this website
including Willis Harman, Richard Tarnas, Peter Senge, Peter Russel, Hazel
Henderson are just a few of these.
Ralph Abraham has been professor of mathematics at the
University of California at Berkeley, Columbia and Princeton, and the University
of California at Santa Cruz, for 35 years altogether. He has been a pioneer
chaos theory and its applications to the sciences, and
founded a graduate program of computational mathematics at UC santa cruz
in the 1980s.
Since then he has written extensively on the cultural
history of math and chaos theory. He is the author or coauthor of five
texts of advanced mathematics, the cultural history "Chaos, Gaia &
Eros", the "Web
Empowerment Book" about the world-wide web, and
"Trialogues at the Edge of the West" with Rupert Sheldrake and Terence
Mckenna. He is presently at work on a massive project, involving
several books, cd-roms, and world-wide websites, devoted to Euclid's
Books by Ralph Abraham:
* "Foundations of Mechanics", Second
(with J. Marsden), Addison-Wesley,
* "On Morphodynamics"
Aerial, Santa Cruz, 1985.
* "Complex Dynamics"
Aerial, Santa Cruz, 1991.
* "A Visual Introduction to Dynamical
Systems Theory for Psychology"
(with Fred Abraham and Chris
Shaw), Aerial Press, Santa Cruz, 1991.
* "Trialogues on the Edge of the West"
(with Terence McKenna and Rupert
Sheldrake), Bear, Santa Fe, 1992.
* "Dynamics, The Geometry of Behavior",
(with C. Shaw), Addison-Wesley,
* "Chaos, Gaia, Eros"
Harper and Row, San Francisco,
* "Evolutionary Mind"
(with Terence McKenna and Rupert
Sheldrake), in press.
Change and Learning
Mediagraphy with links to summaries Peter Senge, leading
writer in the area of building learning organizations, says in the introduction
to The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook, that it is the product of "the
experimentation, research, writing, and invention of hundreds of people.
" In this mediagraphy we have chosen only a few to represent this growing
field.--Adapted from the LO Home Page---
SLOW - Stanford Learning Org Website:
Large number of selected books under following
headings: Basic Introduction; Recent Advanced Reading; Transformative
Learning; Knowledge Creation; Complexity Theory (Introductory);
Direct References to the Learning Organization; Related to the Learning
Organization; Selected Books by Chris Argyris Other Stimulating Reading.--Adapted
from the SLOW Website--