General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications
Bertalanffy, L. von. 1968. General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications, Revised ed. New York, NY, USA: Braziller.
This source is considered a primary reference for the following articles:
- Foundations of Systems Engineering
This book is written by the originator of General Systems Theory. It lays out the rational for GST and defines the most important principles and concepts and provides the system science definition of system.