## Cybernetics; or, Control and communication in the animal and the machine |

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User Review - Lyndatrue - LibraryThingI almost don't know what to say about this book. It was overwhelming to read in 1981, when I first found it. From the Saturday Review (from the back cover): "Acclaimed one of the "seminal books ... Read full review

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User Review - Maureen - GoodreadsI stumbled through this book the best I could as a non-mathematician, because a friend suggested I read it. There was also a movement afoot in the psychology world at the time called "Psycho ... Read full review

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Cybernetics Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine Norbert Wiener Limited preview - 1961 |

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