General Systems Theory: Problems, Perspectives, Practice (Second Edition) (Paperback)

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General Systems Theory: Problems, Perspectives, Practice (Second Edition) (Paperback)

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Systems theorists see common principles in the structure and operation of systems of all kinds and sizes. They promote an interdisciplinary science adapted for a universal application with a common language and area of concepts. In order to solve problems, make recommendations and predict the future, they use theories, models and concepts from the vast area of general systems theory. This approach is chosen as a means to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge and the isolation of the specialist but also to find new approaches to problems created by earlier 'solution of problems.'This revised and updated second edition of General Systems Theory -- Ideas and Applications includes new systems theories and a new chapter on self-organization and evolution. The book summarizes most of the fields of systems theory and its application systems science in one volume. It provides a quick and readable reference guide for future learning containing both general theories and practical applications without the use of complicated mathematics.

Product Details ISBN: 9789812564672
ISBN-10: 9812564675
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Publication Date: January 5th, 2006
Pages: 536
Language: English