Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
Simon and Schuster, 1969 - 143 Seiten
Writing in 1969 at the height of confusion about social goals and relevance of traditional values, Fuller provides arguments for a rationally designed, holistically tuned to the natural environment, and peaceful, prosperous human future. This is one of the most readable and basic expressions of Fuller's influential and contagious optimism about our ability to redirect values and fulfill human potential.
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When we launch our rocketed space capsules at fifteen thousand miles an hour,
that additional acceleration speed we give the rocket to attain its own orbit
around our speeding Spaceship Earth is only one-fourth greater than the speed
of our ...
... principles governing the fundamental design controls of life systems as well as
of nuclear energy and chemical structuring is part of the extraordinary design of
the Spaceship Earth, its equipment, passengers, and internal support systems.
But the interplay of Sun as supply ship of Earth and the Moon's gravitationally
produced tidal pulsations on Earth all interact to produce the biosphere's
chemical conditions which permit but do not cause the regeneration of life on
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