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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Author R. Buckminster Fuller
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Release 2008-07-15
Pages 152
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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 1320976069
Release 2015-01-29
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Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9783037781265
Release 2008-07-15
Pages 152
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One of Fuller’s most popular works, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, is a brilliant synthesis of his world view. In this very accessible volume, Fuller investigates the great challenges facing humanity. How will humanity survive? How does automation influence individualization? How can we utilize our resources more effectively to realize our potential to end poverty in this generation? He questions the concept of specialization, calls for a design revolution of innovation, and offers advice on how to guide “spaceship earth” toward a sustainable future.



Critical Path

Critical Path Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780996827805
Release 1982-02-15
Pages 512
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The masterwork of a brilliant career, and an important document of the crisis now facing mankind. Today we find ourselves in the midst of the greatest crisis in the history of the human race. Technology has placed in our hands almost unlimited power at the very moment when we have run up against the limits of our resources aboard Spaceship Earth, as the crises of the late twentieth century—political, economic, environmental, and ethical—determine whether or not humanity survives. In this masterful summing up of an entire lifetime’s thought and concern, R. Buckminster Fuller addresses these crucial issues in his most significant, accessible, and urgent work. Critical Path traces the origins and evolution of humanity’s social, political, and economic systems from the obscure mists of prehistory, through the development of the great political empires, to the vast international corporate and political systems that control our destiny today to show how we got to our present situation and what options are available to man. With his customary brilliance, extraordinary energy, and unlimited devotion, Bucky Fuller shows how mankind can survive, and how each individual can respond to the unprecedented threat we face today. The crowning achievement of an extraordinary career, Critical Path offers the reader the excitement of understanding the essential dilemmas of our time and how responsible citizens can rise to meet this ultimate challenge to our future.



This Spaceship Earth

This Spaceship Earth Author David Houle
ISBN-10 0990563537
Release 2015-12-01
Pages 164
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Climate Change is the single greatest threat to civilization. It is time to change our consciousness about it and move from being unaware passengers to be conscious crew members of This Spaceship Earth



Grunch of Giants

Grunch  of Giants Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780312351946
Release 1983-04-15
Pages 91
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With the appearance of Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller consummates his literary canon, his panoramic lifetime survey of all aspects of the responsibility of human beings for their own destiny. This book is a modern allegory - his long-gestated myth-of the villainy of capitalism and the fecklessness of classic economics. For Fuller, the academic discipline of economics is irrelevant since it derives from an invalid assumption of scarcity. In fact, he has long argued that future historians of our era may subsume our business practices as a branch of mythology; thus it is not surprising that the word economic appears nowhere in his text. Fuller’s myth is no idle fairy tale, since he faces his question - the question of a technological imperative which only he could raise with the deadly seriousness of satire. That question is: Can our system of national political sovereignties and corporate profits survive the inevitable technology revolution require to obviate wars by effecting a worldwide rise in the standard of living. One of the functions of myth is to resolve contradictions in our culture. Grunch of Giants portrays the rising of multinational corporations in the paradoxical role of function both as the epitome of capitalistic selfishness and as the inadvertent vehicle for the dissolution of national political boundaries - the last deterrent to a one-world economy. The result is more subversive of the property and profit values of the capitalist system than anything dreamed of since Karl Marx. —E.J. Applewhite, collaborator with RBF on Synergetics and Synergetics 2, author of Cosmic Fishing: A Memoir of Working With R. Buckminster Fuller



Nine Chains to the Moon

Nine Chains to the Moon Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780385011495
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 346
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The title derives from a statistical cartoon: “If … all of the people of the world were to stand upon one another’s shoulders, they would make nine complete chains between the earth and the moon. If it is not so far to the moon, then it is not so far to the limits—whatever, whenever or wherever they may be.” This is Fuller’s first book and one of the few he wrote as a book and not as a composite of articles, transcripts, or letters. Many of his original and lifelong metaphors and strategies were introduced in this volume. A projected final chapter, “From Bibble to Bible to Babble,” was rejected by the publishers because its concrete poetry format was deemed too radical for inclusion in a trade book. The end papers anticipate the Dymaxion airocean world map. There are five appendices documenting Fuller’s virtuosity in large patterns: (1) on the chronology of scientific events from the ancient world to 1936; (2) coincidence of U.S. population centers with isotherm of 32° F; (3) U.S. to become world’s greatest exporter; (4) world copper production and consumption; and (5) growth of U.S. industry correlated with inventions. Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



Utopia Or Oblivion

Utopia Or Oblivion Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9783037781272
Release 2008-06-20
Pages 447
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This comprehensive volume contains essays derived from lectures Buckminster Fuller gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of humanity are fully met.



Education Automation

Education Automation Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9783037781999
Release 2010
Pages 224
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Buckminster Fuller’s prophetic 1962 book “Education Automation” brilliantly anticipated the need to rethink learning in light of a dawning revolution in informational technology – “upcoming major world industry.” Along with other essays on education, including “Breaking the Shell of Permitted Ignorance,” “Children: the True Scientists” and “Mistake Mystique” this volume presents a powerful approach for preparing ourselves to face epochal changes on spaceship earth: “whether we are going to make it or not... is really up to each one of us; it is not something we can delegate to the politicians – what kind of world are you really going to have?” Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



And It Came to Pass Not to Stay

And It Came to Pass     Not to Stay Author R. Buckminster Fuller
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Release 2008-07-15
Pages 192
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And it Came to Pass – Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller’s lyrical and philosophical best, including seven “essays” in a form he called his “ventilated prose” which address global crises and his predictions for the future. These essays, including “How Little I Know,” “What I am Trying to Do,” “Soft Revolution,” and “Ethics,” put the task of ushering in a new era of humanity in the context of “always starting with the universe.” In rare form, Fuller elegantly weaves the personal, the playful, the simple, and the profound. Description by Lars Muller Publishers, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



Synergetics 2

Synergetics 2 Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780020926405
Release 1983
Pages 592
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Synergetics 2 contains a ninety-page index to both volumes. They comprise a single work with the sequence of paragraphs numbered to dovetail in a single integrated narrative. They should eventually be published as a single work eliminating the artificial division into two volumes resulting from the chronology of their composition. E. J. Applewhite, courtesy of the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller



Earth Inc

Earth  Inc Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780385018258
Release 1973-12-01
Pages 180
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This book collects some of R. Buckminster Fuller’s most important recent writings on the subject of spaceship Earth: the big, interconnected, total system that is “the only one we’ve got.” These articles stress the need for considering our planet as a whole, rather than breaking it into its parts—as most of us continue to do. This theme is crucial to the thinking of Bucky Fuller, who, in addition to his many other appellations, has been called the “godfather” of the Whole Earth Catalog. “Humanity is acquiring the right technology for all the wrong reasons—and only as driven by looming wars and the fear of being annihilated by the enemy. Humanity could acquire the technology for the purpose of total success and enduring peace. We say we cannot afford it in peace times, but technology … not only pays for itself but [leads] inadvertently to the acquisition of greater wealth.” —from “Earthians’ Critical Moment” in Earth, Inc. From backflap Earth, Inc.



Guinea Pig B

Guinea Pig B Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780974060507
Release 2004-03
Pages 50
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B is for Bucky. This 50 page book is about Fuller's 56-year experiment about what one individual can accomplish for the benefit of all of humanity. It is a stand-alone reprint of an essay by Fuller which previously appeared as the introduction to the book "Inventions, The Patented Works of R. Buckminster Fuller" and in "Buckminster Fuller, Anthology for the New Millennium." Description by Buckminster Fuller Institute, courtesy of the Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller



No More Secondhand God

No More Secondhand God Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9780809302475
Release 1967-04-01
Pages 176
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Vernon Sternberg of the S.I.U Press was responsible for bringing out the first edition of this collection of occasional pieces. In addition to the title piece, written in 1940, it includes other blank verses: “Machine Tools,” 1940; “The Historical Attempt by Man to Convert His Evolution from a Subjective to an Objective Process,” 1948; “Universal Requirements of a Dwelling Advantage,” 1917–62; “The Fuller Research Foundation,” 1946–51; A Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science,” 1956; and two prose essays with geometrical diagrams and tables, “Introduction to Omnidirectional Halo,” 1959, and “omnidirectional Halo,” 1960. I once asked Fuller whether No More Secondhand God meant secondhand as in clothes or second hand as in watch? He seemed bemused by the question and answered with a casualness I found suspect—”Now that you mention it,” he said, “I suppose both.” Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



Buckminster Fuller

Buckminster Fuller Author Thomas T. K. Zung
ISBN-10 0312288905
Release 2002-03-20
Pages 416
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Spanning the full career of Buckminster Fuller, a compelling anthology of writings by a remarkable American visionary takes readers into the mind of the man who invented the geodesic dome and coined the expression "Spaceship Earth." Reprint. 15,000 first printing.



Intuition

Intuition Author R. Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 9781199341594
Release 1973
Pages 223
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In 1970 and 1971, Fuller was concurrently composing a poem suggested by his new Morgan sloop “Intuition” and rewriting, with my collaboration, the projected first chapter of Synergetics called “Brain and Mind.” Fuller agreed with my suggestion that this first chapter had an integrity of its own separate from the rest of the Synergetics manuscript, and he felt that both of these works had an urgency that argued for their publication at the earliest possible date. WIth the help of Bill Whitehead, our editor at Doubleday, they were combined in Intuition, the first of his two books of blank verse. Description by Ed Applewhite, courtesy of The Estate of Buckminster Fuller



Buckminster Fuller to children of earth

Buckminster Fuller to children of earth Author Richard Buckminster Fuller
ISBN-10 UOM:39015003679019
Release 1972-01-01
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Buckminster Fuller to children of earth has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Buckminster Fuller to children of earth also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Buckminster Fuller to children of earth book for free.