Operating manual for spaceship earth
Simon and Schuster, 1969 - 143 Seiten
R. Buckminster Fuller's Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, published in 1969, imagines our species as a crew, united by a shared fate, on a tiny spaceship traveling through infinity. It can be read even today as the most intelligent metaphor for thinking about humankind on this planet. Fuller accepted the challenge pre-sented by this metaphor, using his inventions & writings to contribute to the safe operations of Spaceship Earth. This title is an exact facsimile of the 1969 edition.
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This concentrated their long-beak genes. So, with continually receding waters
and generation to generation inbreeding, longer and longer beaked birds were
produced. The waters kept receding, and the beaks of successive generations of
We have learned to cultivate more of those botanical edibles by genetical
inbreeding. That we are endowed with such intuitive and intellectual capabilities
as that of discovering the genes and the R.N.A. and D.N.A. and other
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - Marse - www.librarything.com
The name R. Buckminster Fuller brings up images of geodesic domes for most people. I found a paperback 1973 printing of the 1969 book with a properly psychedelic deconstructed sphere/face on the cover ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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This is a classic, published in 1969, first read by me back in 1970 or 1971, when we thought we would soon experience either the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius or, alternately, the Eve of Destruction ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
origins of specialization
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