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    DescriptionBuckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was an architect, engineer, geometrician, cartographer, philosopher, futurist, inventor of the famous geodesic dome, and one of the most brilliant thinkers of his time. For more than five decades, he set forth his comprehensive perspective on the world's problems in numerous essays, which offer an illuminating insight into the intellectual universe of this renaissance man. These texts remain surprisingly topical even today, decades after their initial publication.While Fuller wrote the works in the 1960's and 1970's, they could not be more timely: like desperately needed time-capsules of wisdom for the critical moment he foresaw, and in which we find ourselves. Long out of print, they are now being published again, together with commentary by Jaime Snyder, the grandson of Buckminster Fuller. Designed for a new generation of readers, Snyder prepared these editions with supplementary material providing background on the texts, factual updates, and interpretation of his visionary ideas.Initially published in 1969, and 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, and the principles for avoiding extinction and "exercising our option to make it." 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.And it Came to Pass - Not to Stay brings together Buckminster Fuller's lyrical and philosophical best, including seven "essays" in a form he called his "ventilated prose," and as always addressing the current global crisis 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.


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    Title
    Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) R.Buckminster Fuller, Edited by Jaime Snyder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 156
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783037781265
    ISBN 10: 3037781262
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    LC classification: B
    BISAC V2.8: TEC052000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
    Abridged Dewey: 190
    DC22: 601
    BISAC V2.8: SOC041000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15270
    DC21: 601
    Thema V1.0: JB, QDH
    Illustrations note
    7 schwarz-weiße Abbildungen
    Publisher
    Lars Müller Publishers
    Imprint name
    Lars Müller Publishers
    Publication date
    03 September 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Baden