Cybernetics, Second Edition

Cybernetics, Second Edition

Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine

By Norbert Wiener





Acclaimed one of the "seminal books... comparable in ultimate importance to... Galileo or Malthus or Rousseau or Mill," Cybernetics was judged by twenty-seven historians, economists, educators, and philosophers to be one of those books published during the "past four decades," which may have a substantial impact on public thought and action in the years ahead.—Saturday Review


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262230070 212 pp. | 5.25 in x 7.9 in


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262730099 212 pp. | 5.25 in x 7.9 in


  • “Norbert Wiener was the brilliant prophet of doom and bliss of human-machine interaction. It is impossible to grasp the past and future obsession for the little networked computers in our pockets without studying Wiener's scripture.”

    Thomas Rid

    Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS; author of Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History

  • It appears impossible for anyone seriously interested in our civilization to ignore this book. It is a 'must' book for those in every branch of addition, economists, politicians, statesmen, and businessmen cannot afford to overlook cybernetics and its tremendous, even terrifying implications. It is a beautifully written book, lucid, direct, and despite its complexity, as readable by the layman as the trained scientist.

    John B. Thurston

    The Saturday Review of Literature