The International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics
is highly recommended.
see announcements for the 2 volumes 2nd edition
and the future Media WIKI design in the IFSR Newsletter from October 2004. (WIKI BLOG project seems to be "dead" as I learned 1/2009)
a good description of the original design of the ENCYCLOPEDIA can be found here.
please see here my entries in the enncyclopedia:
Pls. see also the BBK lecture in the SAUR Library by Charles Francois and Heiner Benking at the Saur Library at Humboldt University,
and the pondering
and invitations about a possible Futures for Encyclopedias & Atlases and Ethics and Pragmatics.
and Charles Francois lecture: PART III: Systemics as a general integrated language of concepts and models a very important contribution about systems and global change, variability, tipping points,....