## An introduction to general systems thinkingMakes the most generally applicable insights from general systems theorists and from disciplinarians available to the widest audience possible. |

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User Review - lorin - LibraryThingAnother gem from Gerald Weinberg. This one is about "systems", in a very general sense. Anybody doing science or engineering (or pretty much anything that involves some type of analysis) will find material of interest here. Read full review

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